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10:22 pm - Saturday July 23, 2016

Congress candidate from Bhind joins BJP

9as4Staff Reporter, Bhopal
The BJP today  received a shot in the arm when Congress candidate from Bhind (SC) Lok Sabha constituency and retired IAS officer Bhagirath Prasad joined the BJP.

Dr Prasad took the membership of the BJP at the party office here in presence of party’s state president Narendra Singh Tomar and other senior leaders.

Later, talking to media, Dr Prasad, who held many important posts during the Congress regime, said he took the decision of joining the BJP suddenly. He said the Congress was entangled in groupism and there is no unity in the party.

Announcing Dr Prasad’s joining, Mr Tomar said the general elections are very crucial and the BJP would leave no stone unturned to win the elections. The BJP does not believe in sneak into other party’s matter, he added.

Earlier, about five months ago, Congress leader and Hoshangabad MP Rao Udaipratap Singh joined the BJP on the eve of Assembly elections while Assembly’s deputy leader of the opposition Rakesh Singh Chaturvedi also defected from Congress to the BJP in July last year. In a surprise move, Mr Chaturvedi became rebellious during the assembly session and later came to the BJP office to join the party.

Notably, the Congress announced Dr Prasad name when the party declared names of 22 candidates yesterday. It is assumed that the BJP is likely to announce Dr Prasad’s name from Bhind Lok Sabha seat.

According to the BJP sources, the party is in touch with some of the senior Congress leaders. The BJP had already launched “Mission-29” to register victory in all the 29 seats.

Dr Prasad, who hails from Bhind district’s Masoori village,  contested from Bhind seat in the last general elections but he lost to BJP’s Ashok Argal. After retiring from the IAS, Dr Prasad became the vice-chancellor of Devi Ahilya University in Indore and later joined the Congress.

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