In what’s being seen as an enormous setback for the Congress forward of the 2022 meeting polls in Uttar Pradesh, former Union minister and get together chief Jitin Prasada, who had been disillusioned with the grand previous get together, converted to the BJP on Wednesday.
A number of BJP leaders, Together with Dwelling Minister Amit Shah and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, welcomed Prasada into the get together fold and termed the Congress get together a “sinking ship”.
“@JitinPrasada Welcome to Bharatiya Janata Party. I am confident that his joining the party will further strengthen the resolve of BJP for public service in Uttar Pradesh,” Shah tweeted on Tuesday afternoon.
Prasada, who was additionally a part of the G-23 group in Congress that had written a letter registering its dissent with the get together management, joined the saffron get together within the presence of BJP chief JP Nadda after assembly Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah and Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal.
Welcoming Prasada, Himanta Biswa in contrast the Congress with the sinking of Titanic.
“We welcome his move of leaving Congress and joining the larger family of BJP. The Bharatiya Janata Party will definitely strengthen and benefit from his leadership in Uttar Pradesh,” tweeted UP Chief Minister Yogi Adiyanath
कांग्रेस छोड़कर भाजपा के वृहद परिवार में शामिल होने पर श्री जितिन प्रसाद जी का स्वागत है।श्री जितिन प्रसाद जी के भारतीय जनता पार्टी में शामिल होने से उत्तर प्रदेश में पार्टी को अवश्य मजबूती मिलेगी।
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) June 9, 2021
Disgruntled Congress chief Sanjay Jha tweeted: “Jitin Prasad is BJP’s gain, Congress’s loss. Period. I just spoke to him recently; Jitin is a gentleman, genial and generous-hearted. You can’t blame the BJP for picking up disgruntled leaders from the Congress. If I was Amit Shah I would do the same. That’s politics.”
Thought-about near Rahul Gandhi, Prasada in 2019 rubbished rumours of being upset with the Congress management and switching over to BJP. He’s the second chief near Gandhi after Jyotiraditya Scindia to change over to the BJP.
Prasada was focused internally after being a part of the group which wrote a letter questioning the management of Gandhis within the Congress get together. The get together’s unit in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri had even handed a decision demanding his expulsion. Sources additionally reveal that Prasada was not pleased with being denied the submit of UPCC chief, which was given to Ajay Kumar Lallu.
Prasada, who had represented the Dhaurahra Lok Sabha seat in Lakhimpur Kheri in 2019, has been sustaining his distance from the get together’s actions for a while now. Nevertheless, he has been working beneath the umbrella of Brahman Chetna Parishad, a entrance shaped by him to boost the problems confronted by the Brahmin group within the state. As per sources, Prasada could also be requested to contest the upcoming UP meeting elections on a BJP ticket.