Pappu Yadav, Danish Ali join Congress

New Delhi, Mar 20 (UNI) The Indian National Congress got a much-needed shot in the arm ahead of the Lok Sabha elections when Jan Adhikar Party chief and former MP Pappu Yadav and Lok Sabha MP from Amroha Kunwar Danish Ali joined the grand old party here on Wednesday. Besides joining the party, Pappu Yadav also merged his party with the Congress.

He, along with his son Sarthak Ranjan, joined the party in the presence of Congress leader Pawan Khera and other leaders at the AICC headquarters here.

Moreover, former Bahujan Samaj Party leader and Lok Sabha MP from Amroha also joined the Indian National Congress at the AICC headquarters here.

Addressing a press conference, Pappu Yadav said, “I have always been impressed by the ideology of Congress. I appreciate the courage of Rahul Gandhi to fight the world’s biggest dictator. He had walked thousands of kilometers in extreme temperatures. He has been working hard to protect the Constitution and the rights of the people of the country.”

Yadav further said that his history has been to protect and respect the ideology of people of every religion.

He also thanked Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for reposing faith in him.

Welcoming Pappu Yadav into the party, Pawan Khera said, “Pappu Yadav does not need any introduction. He is a strong leader, and today he is joining Congress as he was influenced by the leadership, policies, and direction of the party. He has also decided to merge his party with the Congress, and this merger will be historical.”.

He also said that for the last several days, a trend had started in which people from different political parties were joining Congress.

Addressing the media Danish Ali said that the situation that is prevailing in the country is not hidden from anyone. He decided to join Congress so that he could fight those who were following divisive policies.

Meanwhile, former MP and Jammu and Kashmir leader Lal Singh also joined the Indian National Congress and merged his party with the Congress. He also merged his Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan Party with the Congress.

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