Ahead of the legislative assembly polls for the state of Goa due for next year, BJP MLA Alina Saldanha resigned from the state Assembly as well as the party on Thursday.
She claimed that her reason for exiting the party was because the BJP no longer remained the same organisation that she had joined after her husband's death in 2012.
Other than Ms Saldanha, four other legislators of different parties have resigned from the 40-member House in the recent past.
Alina Saldanha's husband Mathany Saldanha, who had been a minister in the Manohar Parrikar-led cabinet, died in 2012, following which she contested the by-election on the BJP's ticket from Cortalim Assembly segment and won.
She claimed the ruling party has forgotten all its principles and there is "bedlam" in the coastal state.