*Picture Courtesy indialivetoday.com shows BJP state unit president Tala Marandi
In Jharkhand,the ruling BJP state unit president Tala Marandi on Wednesday resigned from his post.Though his resignation was accepted,he was directed to hold the post till his successor was appointed by the party high command.
The resignation submitted by Tala Marandi was in response to a directive from the party high command after the ruling BJP faced an embarrassing situation because of his alleged role in the marriage of his son with a minor girl.
While the opposition, Congress, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha were gunning for the Marandi, the ruling party in the state was finding it tough to defend the indefensible. Several BJP leaders have now started distancing the party from the controversy.
Worse,on Monday none of the party leaders who were appointed by Marandi as office bearers including ex CM Arjun Munda’s wife Meera Munda as vice president took up the assignments.
In fact,Tala, a tribal who hails from Santhal Pargana, was appointed as BJP state unit president in June with an aim to counter the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha in the region. But things had got messy with Tala’s son Munna allegedly marrying a minor girl.