Former Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Quits Politics After BJP Denies Him LS Ticket From From Chandni Chowk
Former Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Quits Politics After BJP Denies Him LS Ticket From From Chandni Chowk
In an emotional farewell message on X, the BJP MP from Delhi remembered his 30-year-long political journey

Former Union Health Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday announced that he is quitting politics and would be returning to medical practice in his hometown Kanpur.

The minister’s move came after the BJP announced Praveen Khandelwal’s candidature from Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha seat, which was represented by Harsh Vardhan in Parliament since 2014.

In an emotional farewell message on X, the BJP MP from Delhi remembered his 30-year-long political journey and expressed gratitude towards all the party workers and colleagues.

“After over thirty years of a glorious electoral career, during which I won all the five assemblies and two parliamentary elections that I fought with exemplary margins, and held a multitude of prestigious positions in the party organisation and the governments at the state and centre I finally bow out to return to my roots,” Dr Harsh Vardhan wrote.

“Service to mankind was my motto when I joined MBBS in GSVM Medical College, Kanpur fifty years back with a desire to help the poor and needy. A swayamsewak at heart, I have always been an ardent admirer of Deen Dayal Upadhyay ji’s Antodaya philosophy of striving to serve the last man in the queue. It was at the insistence of the then-RSS leadership that I jumped into the electoral fray. They could convince me only because for me politics meant the opportunity to fight our three main enemies – poverty, disease and ignorance,” he added.

An ENT surgeon by profession, Dr Vardhan branched out into public life in 1993, when he got elected to the Delhi Assembly from the Krishna Nagar constituency in East Delhi.

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