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HP Guv accepts Anil Sharma's resignation as Power Minister

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

Devvrat has accepted the resignation of as Power Minister, a Raj Bhawan said Saturday.

The accepted Sharma's resignation on the recommendation of Jai Ram Thakur, he added.

The will take care of Sharma's portfolio of Multi Purpose Projects and Power, Non Conventional Energy Sources, the said.

Anil resigned from the BJP government on Friday, days after the fielded his son Aashray as its candidate from the Mandi Lok Sabha constituency.

He said that he would not campaign against his son and in support of BJP candidate in Mandi.

has been under pressure from the after his father, former Union Sukh Ram, quit the saffron party and joined the along with last month.

After resignation from the state BJP cabinet, told PTI, "I will not resign as an MLA and from the party. I will remain the BJP MLA."

Meanwhile, has asked to resign as an MLA and from the BJP.

In a statement issued here Saturday, Satti said Anil Sharma had crossed all the limits of "indiscipline" by issuing statements against BJP candidate

"Sukh Ram's family is a turncoat family as they have switched on their loyalties several times," he said.

"Anil Sharma has no right to remain in the BJP and he should resign from its membership on moral grounds," Satti said.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 20:10 IST