LUCKNOW, Dec. 7 -- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Parliament member from Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich, Savitri Bai Phule, 37, on Thursday resigned from the party over the alleged neglect of her Dalit community's issues.

Phule told HT that several other BJP Parliament members from Other Backward Class (OBC) and Dalit communities were in touch with her and may follow suit.

Phule has been at loggerheads with the BJP leadership. She held a rally in Lucknow on April 2 and accused the BJP of conspiring to abolish reservations for Dalits and OBCs in education and employment.

"There is a conspiracy to end reservation but we will not allow it. Also, the party [BJP] is busy talking about temples and wasting money on statues when the same could have be...