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congress: Another Rahul ‘Pal’ RPN Singh quits Congress, joins BJP; likely to contest against SP Maurya

Former Union minister RPN Singh joined BJP on Tuesday, becoming a member of the checklist of many from Rahul Gandhi‘s interior circle who’ve abandoned Congress. The Padrauna royal household scion might contest the Padrauna meeting seat against Swami Prasad Maurya.

Congress insiders stated RPN Singh’s exit was anticipated. At a CWC assembly final 12 months, Singh countered Gandhi by saying repeated private assaults on Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been counterproductive, whereas referring to Gandhi’s ‘chowkidar chor hai’ narrative against the PM which failed. ET had reported the CWC change which many in Congress noticed was the primary signal of rift of their ties.

Singh had not been attending celebration conferences in the previous couple of weeks and his work in Jharkhand as AICC in-charge was underneath a cloud. After Singh stop, Congress Barkagaon MLA Amba Prasad alleged that Singh had been attempting to topple the JMM-Congress authorities for a 12 months. “The party leadership was cautioned about this. Every true Congress member is happy with him going to the BJP,” she tweeted.

Part of the ‘Doon faculty brigade’ in Congress, together with Jyotiraditya Scindia and Prasada, Singh was elected from Kushinagar in 2009 and made minister of state for house in 2012. He has since by no means received elections. BJP insiders stated Singh was eager on becoming a member of the celebration for months and acquired the nod of management a while again. Singh’s mom Mohini Devi had contested the Padrauna by-polls in November 2009 after he vacated the seat to turn out to be MP. She completed third.

Other shut associates of Gandhi who’ve deserted Congress embrace Jyotiraditya Scindia, Prasada, Ashok Tanwar, Aditi Singh. Another Gandhi affiliate Sachin Pilot rebelled in Rajasthan however failed to topple the Ashok Gehlot authorities. Sushmita Dev joined the AITC to turn out to be a Rajya Sabha MP.

Reacting to Singh’s defection, AICC spokesperson Supriya Shrinate stated, “the battle which the Congress party is fighting can be fought only with bravery… It requires courage, strength and Priyanka Gandhi Ji has said that cowards cannot fight it”.

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