Chaudhary Birender Singh was shifted to Steel Ministry from the Ministry of Rural Development in 2016. (Image Credit: ANI)
Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh, a senior BJP leader from Haryana, has offered to resign from the Cabinet and from Rajya Sabha.
The announcement, made by the minister during a press conference at his official residence, followed the selection of his son Brijendra Singh's name as the BJP candidate from Hisar in Haryana.
The senior leader said he has informed the BJP president Amit Shah about his resignation offer, with which he wants to send across a message of anti-dynastic politics as his son has got the Lok Sabha ticket.
“When BJP goes for elections...they're against dynastic rule, so I thought it proper that if my son gets nomination I should resign from RS & Ministership. So I've written to Amit Shah ji, that I leave it to the party, forthwith I'm ready to resign,” Birender Singh was quoted as saying by ANI.
In 2016, he was shifted to Steel Ministry from the Ministry of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation. Singh had joined BJP in 2014 after his over four-decade-old association with the Congress party.
With Agency Inputs