New Delhi: Two-time MLA, Thakur Jaivir Singh, who is serving his second term as Member of Legislative Council (MLC) from Aligarh, has disowned his son Arvind Singh for choosing to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha election on a Congress ticket.

Thakur Jaivir is a BJP leader, while his son was declared Congress's candidate from Gautam Budh Nagar for the 2019 general election. Thakur Jaivir has chosen to stand with his ideology, his party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, even at the cost of his ties with his son.

In a Facebook post, Thakur Jaivir announced his decision, as well as that of the rest of his family, to sever his relations with his son.

Thakur Jaivir blamed the Congress for having divided his family by playing dirty politics, and also his son's marriage, after which he "veered away from the ideology of the family and distanced himself from the family".

"My wife, former MP Rajkumari Chauhan, and three sons and my nephew Upendra Singh, who is zilla panchayat head, are devoted to the Bharatiya Janata Party with our complete dedication. We owe true allegiance to the pro-people policies and vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he wrote on Facebook.

"He (Arvind Singh) had differences with us even when we took the membership of BJP, which is why he did not take the party's membership. Now, we have severed all social and political relations with him," Thakur Jaivir added.

"The Congress has exploited the political differences within our family and has conjured up this conspiracy," Thakur Jaivir said.