IMPHAL, July 30 - Manipur�s former opposition leader Okram Joy Singh has resigned from the primary membership of BJP on Monday.
Spokesperson of BJP State unit, Singh submitted his resignation paper to the State unit president.
Flanked by supporters, O Joy in a press meet here today said he resigned because the people and their issues are more important than the party.
The major reason behind his resignation is because of the prevailing unresolved public issues including Border Pillar 81, Manipur University crisis, the issue of Framework Agreement and 7th Pay Commission in the State.
He alleged that BJP, which had been demanding removal of special status from the States, is now trying to impose the special status.
Seventy seven year-old O Joy had represented Langthabal constituency for about 35 years since he was first elected in 1972, the year Manipur attained Statehood.