"I have resigned as Gokak legislator for being ignored by the party and the coalition government," MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi said.
The decision was taken at a meeting of party MLAs to select BJP legislature party leader here. The meeting was also attended by party's central observer Saroj Pandey and Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Sarangi.
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The regional parties including Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress, Biju Janata Dal, DMK, AIADMK, RLD and Shiromani Akali Dal are currently participating in a two-day meeting organised by law Commission on the matter.
Opposition Congress, NCP, Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and AAP, as well as ruling ally Shiv Sena have extended support to the farmers' march.
The Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Congress, which forged an alliance in run up to the 2017 UP state polls, have decided to contest these elections separately.
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