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Congress gets big jolt, Jitin Prasada joins BJP

A former minister in Manmohan Singh government and a senior congress leader Jitin Prasada on Wednesday joined the BJP in presence of Union Minister Piyush Goyal at the BJP headquarters.

Updated Jun 09, 2021 08:21 AM

Congress gets big jolt, Jitin Prasada joins BJP

The development came just ahead of the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh next year.

The 47-year-old Prasda is the son of former Congress Vice President Jitendra Prasada and was considered a key aid to former Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

He won the elections for Parliament for the first time in 2004 from Shahjahanpur, his family bastion. He was made a minister in the Manmohan Singh government in 2008.

Prasada was a part of the G-23 group of the Congress leaders who had written to Sonia Gandhi demanding reforms in the Congress party.

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