In what’s being seen as a giant setback for the Congress forward of the 2022 meeting polls in Uttar Pradesh, former Union minister and occasion chief Jitin Prasada, who had been disillusioned with the grand previous occasion, converted to the BJP on Wednesday.
A number of BJP leaders, Together with Residence Minister Amit Shah and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, welcomed Prasada into the occasion fold and termed the Congress occasion a “sinking ship”.
“@JitinPrasada Welcome to Bharatiya Janata Social gathering. I’m assured that his becoming a member of the occasion will additional 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 occasion management, joined the saffron occasion within the presence of BJP chief JP Nadda after assembly Union Residence 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 transfer of leaving Congress and becoming a member of the bigger household of BJP. The Bharatiya Janata Social gathering will certainly strengthen and profit from his management 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 acquire, Congress’s loss. Interval. I simply spoke to him lately; Jitin is a gentleman, genial and generous-hearted. You may’t blame the BJP for choosing up disgruntled leaders from the Congress. If I used to be Amit Shah I’d do the identical. That’s politics.”
Thought of 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 modify 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 occasion. The occasion’s unit in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri had even handed a decision demanding his expulsion. Sources additionally reveal that Prasada was not proud of being denied the put up 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 occasion’s actions for a while now. Nonetheless, he has been working underneath the umbrella of Brahman Chetna Parishad, a entrance shaped by him to lift the problems confronted by the Brahmin neighborhood within the state. As per sources, Prasada could also be requested to contest the upcoming UP meeting elections on a BJP ticket.
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