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After Jitin Prasad, will more Congress rebels join BJP ahead of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls?

After Jitin Prasad, will extra Congress rebels be a part of BJP forward of Uttar Pradesh meeting polls? | Information

New Delhi: Former Union Minister and senior Congress chief from Uttar Pradesh Jitin Prasada on Wednesday (June 9) joined BJP within the presence of Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Rajya Sabha member Anil Baluni at occasion headquarters. The transfer got here as a giant jolt to the Congress occasion not less than eight months forward of the meeting elections on 403 seats in Uttar Pradesh.
The Congress had earlier in 2019 survived a scare of Jitin Prasada switching sides to BJP after Jyotiraditya Scindia succeeded in stopping him from doing so. Nevertheless, Scindia later joined BJP in March 2020.
Jitin Prasada’s father Jitendra Prasada was a distinguished ‘Brahmin’ face in Uttar Prasad, who challenged Sonia Gandhi’s management in 1999 and contested in opposition to her for the publish of occasion chief. He died in 2002.
Prasada, as soon as near Rahul Gandhi, was a part of Group-23 (G-23) signatories who had written to Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi demanding sweeping reforms within the occasion. Regardless of being a dissenter, he was tasked with the Congress marketing campaign in West Bengal, which turned out to be a disappointment. Taking a stand in opposition to the occasion, he opposed Congress’s alliance with the Indian Secular Entrance (ISF) in West Bengal.
Sources within the BJP stated that he could also be requested to contest the upcoming state meeting polls in 2022 and that he would possibly play a job within the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Congress suffered an enormous loss with Jiten Prasada switching sides to BJP, for the reason that latter was a well-liked Brahmin face within the state. Hypothesis was rife even through the 2019 Lok Sabha elections about Jitin Prasada becoming a member of the BJP, however it’s believed that the Congress management had then managed to influence him in opposition to quitting the occasion.
Speculations are there that BJP understands it that having Jiten Prasad forward of the Uttar Pradesh meeting election will assist the occasion pacify Brahmins within the state. A celebration insider stated that Prasada might be projected because the Brahmin face of the occasion which is totally lacking in Uttar Pradesh. Rumours are additionally that the BJP had been figuring out sturdy faces from opposition events who’ve currently been unhappy of their occasion. The BJP high-command reportedly desires to deliver such faces into their occasion which might progressively assist them acquire main numbers through the election.
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