Former Union Minister of State for External Affairs JaiSinghrao Gaikwad Patil has resigned from the Bhartiya Janta Party on Tuesday. He is said to be upset at being denied a nomination for the legislative council polls.
Jaisinghrao Gaikwad had been working for the BJP from the Jan Sangh. He worked with Gopinath Munde for the expansion of the party in Surendranagar. He was elected as an MP three times from Beed Lok Sabha constituency.
A full-time RSS man, former organising secretary of the BJP’s Marathwada region and ex-general secretary of the BJP’s state unit, Gaikwad Patil had been MLC between 1990-96, MLA from 1996-987 and Member of Parliament from 1998-99 and 1999-2004.
Patil earlier headed the Bharatiya Janata Yuwa Morcha and was Minister of State for Cooperation (1995-98) and former minister of education and mines (1999-2001) in the Vajpayee government.