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Birender Singh offers to resign from Cabinet, Rajya Sabha after son gets BJP ticket

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Chaudhary Birender Singh, a prominent of BJP in Haryana, Sunday said he has offered to resign from the cabinet and from as his son has got a Lok Sabha ticket and he wants to send across a message against dynasty

The announcement, made by the 73-year-old during a press conference at his official residence here, followed selection of his son as the BJP candidate from Hisar in

The senior said he has informed BJP's about his resignation offer and it was up to the party to take the final call.

Singh, grandson of icon and farmer Sir Chotu Ram, said he wants to send across a message of anti-dynasty as his son has got the Lok Sabha ticket.

"I have offered my resignation from both and and I have informed the party about this," he told reporters here.

Singh said it is the principle of BJP not to promote nepotism and fight against dynasty rule and his decision to resign is in line with the party's principles.

Singh, who was with the for almost four decades before switching to the saffron party in 2014, was once in reckoning for Haryana's ministership.

Currently, he is a member of the BJP from and his wife is an MLA in assembly. His son Brijendra, who has been nominated as the BJP candidate for Lok Sabha from Hisar, was an

In 2016, Singh was shifted to from the Ministry of Rural Development, and Sanitation.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 18:15 IST