Himachal Pradesh Power Minister Anil Sharma resigned from the state's BJP government on Friday, days after the Congress fielded his son Aashray Sharma as its candidate from the Mandi Lok Sabha constituency.
Anil Sharma refused to campaign for the BJP candidate who is contesting against his son for the Lok Sabha seat, and even suggested that he was willing to quit the ministry over it.
Sharma told reporters that though he has now resigned from the ministry he remains with the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Sharma had said he will keep away from Mandi, campaigning neither for his son nor for the BJP candidate.
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