Bangalore, Apr 25(UNI) Protesting against the denial of a party ticket to his grandson in the next month's Assembly elections in Karantaka, former Railway Minister and Congress leader C K Jaffer Sharief today threatened to resign from the party.
The decision of the senior leader and one of the biggest names among the leaders from the minority community, created ripples in the party which is preparing to face the coming Assembly elections in its strong bid to regain power in the Southern state.
Despite the party accommodating his son-in-law from Raichur segment, Mr Sherief, a permanent invitee of CWC the highest policy making body of Congress, was 'hell bent' on getting a ticket to his grandson Rehman Sharief, but the Congress election committee refused to heed to his demand.
According to sources close to Mr Sharief, who was not available for comment, the disgruntled leader was now contemplating to join Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
Mr Sharief who was enjoyed a 'cordial' relationship with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayavati and had reportedly made his mind to join BSP and was ready to campaign extensively in the coming elections, BSP sources claimed.
Rattled with the sudden turn of events that may hurt Congress badly, Congress leaders including General Secretary Digvijay Singh and others had rushed to the residence of Mr Sharief to urge him not to take any haste decision.
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