Suspended former MLA Kalpana Parulekar returns to Congress

  • By TOI
  • | Wednesday | 16th May, 2018

BHOPAL: Former MLA Kalpana Parulekar who left Congress to join Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections , is back in the Congress. Today, I received a call from the state Congress office confirming my return to the party.”With the return of Parulekar, Congress will take-over the farmers’ protest at Pipliya Mandi from Thursday. Let Chouhan send me to jail.”She said that farmers' protest of June last year was for fair price of farm produces. “And I will not move out of Pipliya Mandi till chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan accepts the demands of farmers. Parulekar on Wednesday started 15 days protest for farmers at the Pipliya Mandi in Mandsaur where five persons were killed in police firing on June 6 last year.

BHOPAL: Former MLA Kalpana Parulekar who left Congress to join Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections , is back in the Congress.

Parulekar on Wednesday started 15 days protest for farmers at the Pipliya Mandi in Mandsaur where five persons were killed in police firing on June 6 last year.

As Parulekar sat in protest with farmers, a phone call reached her at 11 am when state Congress vice-president (organisation) Chandra Prabhash Shekhar informed her that her suspension has been withdrawn and she is back in the party.Parulekar was suspended by the Congress after she joined AAP.

She contested as Congress candidate from Mahidpur assembly seat in Ujjain in the 2013 assembly polls but lost.

Speaking to TOI over telephone Parulekar said, “I had discussed my wish to return to the Congress with AICC general secretary in-charge Deepak Babaria and later with PCC chief Kamal Nath.

Today, I received a call from the state Congress office confirming my return to the party.”With the return of Parulekar, Congress will take-over the farmers’ protest at Pipliya Mandi from Thursday.

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