Jitin Prasada Joins BJP Ahead of UP Polls, Calls it New Chapter of Political Career
In a setback for the Congress forward of the 2022 state meeting polls, former Union minister and celebration chief Jitin Prasada, who were dissatisfied with the grand outdated celebration, converted to the BJP on Wednesday.
Prasada, who was once additionally a part of the G-23 crew in Congress that had written a letter registering its dissent with the celebration management, joined the saffron celebration within the presence of BJP leader JP Nadda after assembly Union House Minister Amit Shah and Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal.
“I wish to thank the top minister, house minister, JP Nadda and different celebration leaders to present me this chance to paintings. That is new bankruptcy of my political occupation. This resolution of mine has come after a lot deliberation. BJP is the one celebration this is operating for nationwide construction,” he stated.
Resources within the BJP informed Information18 that the previous Congress chief could also be requested to contest meeting polls in 2022 after which might play a task in Lok Sabha elections in 2024.
Regarded as with regards to Rahul Gandhi, Prasada in 2019 rubbished rumours of being disillusioned with the Congress management and switching over to BJP. He’s the second one chief with regards to Gandhi after Jyotiraditya Scindia to modify over to the BJP.
Prasada was once focused internally after being a part of the crowd which wrote a letter wondering the management of Gandhis within the Congress celebration. The celebration’s unit in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri had even handed a solution difficult his expulsion. Resources additionally expose that Prasada was once no longer pleased with being denied the put up of UPCC leader, which was once given to Ajay Kumar Lallu.
Prasada, who had represented the Dhaurahra Lok Sabha seat in Lakhimpur Kheri in 2019, has been keeping up his distance from the celebration’s actions for a while now. Then again, he has been operating below the umbrella of Brahman Chetna Parishad, a entrance shaped through him to boost the problems confronted through the Brahmin neighborhood within the state. As in line with assets, Prasada could also be requested to contest the approaching UP meeting elections on a BJP price ticket.
Prasada was once additionally within the information all over the 2019 Lok Sabha polls when Priyanka Gandhi sought after to box a Brahmin face from state capital Lucknow in opposition to BJP’s Rajnath Singh. Then again, assets counsel that then Prasad was once hesitant in contesting in opposition to Singh as he knew it might be tough to defeat the BJP stalwart on his house turf. In the end, Prasada contested from Dhaurahra seat and confronted a 2nd consecutive loss in 2019.
Prasada was secretary within the Indian Adolescence Congress in 2001 for the primary time. In 2004, he attempted his good fortune within the 14th Lok Sabha elections from his house seat Shahjahanpur and gained. He was once appointed Union minister of state, metal, in 2008.
In 2009, Prasada contested the 15th Lok Sabha elections from Dhaurahara and gained through 184,509 votes. He has been the Union Minister of State within the Ministry of Highway Shipping and Highways from 2009 to January 2011, Ministry of Petroleum and Herbal Fuel from January 2011 to October 2012 and Ministry of Human Useful resource Building from October 2012 to Might 2014.