New Delhi: A peeved Jaswant Singh, who filed his nomination as an independent candidate from Barmer today, accused Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh of insulting him and said he repents joining the party. Singh said he was saddened by the betrayal meted out to him by Rajnath Singh and Vasundhara Raje, chief minister of Rajasthan.
“BJP has changed from what it was. The values don’t exist, all because of few individuals,” Singh said while addressing a rally in Barmer after filing his nomination papers. Singh continued to train his guns on the BJP president for his remarks that the party will compensate him after the elections.
“I reject the thought and I reject the mentality behind it. Assumption is that they shall form the government and offer me some throttle.
They can keep it for themselves,” he said. The sitting Member of Parliament from Darjeeling in West Bengal said he feels betrayed not only for himself but also his supporters, party workers and the voters.
Singh was miffed when the BJP denied him ticket from Barmer despite his expressing interest in the constituency. The BJP has fielded Sonaram Choudhary, former Congress leader, from Barmer. Singh alleged that Choudhary’s candidature from Barmer was announced without internal discussion. Singh has not quit the party yet and neither has the BJP taken any action against him.