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UP BJP MP Savitribai Phule resigns from party

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

BJP Savitribai resigned from the party on Thursday, saying it is dividing society.

The from Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh, has long been critical of the party's leadership,

The Dalit leader said her objective was to get the Constitution implemented in letter and spirit.

"I have resigned from the party. But I will continue as a member till the end of my tenure," she said in

She said she will launch an agitation to champion the cause of Dalits from December 23, adding that the country needs a Constitution not a temple.

has been attacking the BJP and its governments at the Centre and in for their alleged indifference to the concerns of Scheduled Castes.

She has also accused the BJP of dividing society and often the party over its Hindutva plank.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 15:25 IST