UP election: RPN Singh quits Congress, joins BJP
Singh was on the list of the Congress’s star campaigners for UP that was announced yesterday.
RPN Singh, one of the Congress’s most prominent leaders in Uttar Pradesh, quit the party today and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) just ahead of the Assembly election in the state next month. He is expected to contest the polls from Padrauna, from where he was elected MLA thrice.
“I have been in one party for the last 32 years, but today I must say that party is no longer what it used to be. Today, everyone knows that if there is one party that is working for the benefit of the people and is working on building the nation, it is the BJP,” Singh told reporters today. He shared the stage with Jyotiraditya Scindia, who similarly joined the BJP from the Congress in 2020.
Singh, a leader from eastern UP, is the second big exit for the Congress in the state after Jitin Prasada, who is now a minister in the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in UP.
Singh was on the list of the Congress’s star campaigners for UP that was announced yesterday. But he had reportedly been upset with the party for a while.