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  India   Grand nephew of Abdul Kalam resigns from BJP

Grand nephew of Abdul Kalam resigns from BJP

PTI
Published : Nov 23, 2015, 3:36 pm IST
Updated : Nov 23, 2015, 3:36 pm IST

A P J Syed Haja Ibrahim had joined BJP in 2012

Former President of India Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. (Photo: PTI/ File)
 Former President of India Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. (Photo: PTI/ File)

A P J Syed Haja Ibrahim had joined BJP in 2012

Rameswaram

: A P J Abdul Kalam's grandnephew on Monday resigned from the BJP, upset over "failure" of the Modi government to convert the residence occupied by the former President into a knowledge centre.

A P J Syed Haja Ibrahim, who had joined BJP in 2012, resigned as Vice President of the minority wing of Tamil Nadu unit of BJP and the party's primary membership.

"It (setting up a knowledge centre) was the wish of not only the former President, but the entire nation. I am resigning my post as this centre has not been set up despite repeated requests. I am also resigning from the primary membership of BJP," he told PTI.

The No 10 Rajaji Marg bungalow in Delhi, occupied by Kalam till his death in July, has been allotted to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma, a move which had drawn flak from various quarters. Delhi's ruling AAP had also criticised the government decision.

Location: India, Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram