Snubbed BJP Veteran Blasts Party in Modi Test Before India Vote

March 25 (Bloomberg) -- Senior member of India’s main opposition party said he’d run as an independent in next month’s election after being passed over for seat, underscoring leader Narendra Modi’s challenge in keeping members unified.

* Jaswant Singh, former BJP finance and foreign affairs

minister, filed to contest as an independent candidate from

Barmer constituency in western Indian state of Rajasthan * Singh, 76, was a founding member of party and represented it

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