New Delhi, January 25: In a major setback to Congress, senior Congress leader and former Union minister RPN Singh on Tuesday joined Bharatiya Janta Party at the BJP headquarters in Delhi soon after quitting the Congress.
He resigned from the Congress party earlier today, tendering his resignation to the party president Sonia Gandhi.
Ahead of joining the BJP, he tweeted, “This is a new beginning for me and I look forward to my contribution to nation building under the visionary leadership & guidance of the Honourable Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi, BJP President Shri @JPNadda ji & Honourable Home Minister @AmitShah ji.”
Further, on joining the BJP, RPN Singh said that he will work as a ‘Karyakarta’ towards fulfilling PM Modi’s dreams for India.
He asserted “I spent 32 years in one political party (Congress). But that party has not remained the same as it was before. I will work as a ‘Karyakarta’ towards fulfilling PM Modi’s dreams for India.”
Moreover, Congress Spokesperson Supriya Shrinate slammed Singh over his resignation and said, “The battle which Congress party is fighting can be fought only with bravery… It requires courage, strength and Priyanka Gandhi Ji has said that coward people can’t fight it.”
This comes even as RPN Singh was named in the list of congress star campaigners for the Uttar Pradesh polls.
RPN Singh was an MP from the Padrauna constituency of Uttar Pradesh between 1996 and 2009 & was chosen as AICC in-charge of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh recently.
Further, as per reports, he is likely to contest as a BJP candidate in Padrauna, opposite Swami Prasad Maurya, who recently quit the BJP.