Congress leader Jitin Prasad joins BJP: another setback for Congress in Uttar Pradesh

GG News Bureau

New Delhi, 9th June. Although there is a long time for Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections the turmoil in the political circle has begun earnestly ahead of the elections.

In a major setback to Congress, the senior leader from the party Jitin Prasad has joined the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). He had visited BJP leader Union minister Piyush Goyal’s residence today after which Piyush Goyal duly granted him membership of BJP.

The BJP Rajya Sabha MP and National Spokesperson Anil Baloni through his tweet earlier had indicated that Jitin prasad will be joining BJP.

Jitin Prasad is a big brahman face from Uttar Pradesh and it is said that he was angry at the Congress High Command in Delhi which led to his decision to leave the party.  Terming his exit from Congress and induction in BJP as a fresh chapter, Prasad said that he is joining BJP because he felt that now there is only one national party in India and that is BJP. The other parties are regional but this is a national party,” said, Prasad at BJP media headquarters. He said that his decision to leave Congress comes after long deliberation. “I have joined BJP today with the intention of contributing to the India that PM Modi is building,” said Prasad.

After Jyotiraditya Scindia, Jitin Prasad’s departure from the Congress team is being considered to be a huge loss for the party.

Jitin Prasad is the young Face of the Congress belonging to the royal family of Uttar Pradesh, who won the Lok Sabha elections twice and took over as Minister of State in Manmohan Singh’s Cabinet in the Ministry of Human Resource Development and important ministries like Petroleum and Natural Gas.

Jitin Prasad was an important part of the Congress team as a  big Brahmin face. He was reportedly angry with the party high command for the past several days. He had also expressed his displeasure with some UP Congress leaders. However, despite this, Jitin Prasad’s complaint was ignored by the party high command which is being cited as the main reason for his departure from Congress.

Jitin Prasada, after joining the party at the BJP headquarters, said he had taken a very conscious decision to quit the Congress and join the BJP. He said that if there is any political party at the national level, it is the only BJP. After I started feeling that we were politicking over various issues I thought it was time to leave Congress said, Jitin Prasad.

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