Battle For India: Major political defections ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha Polls

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Battle For India: Major political defections ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha Polls

Minutes after Janata Dal (Secular) general secretary Danish Ali joined the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Uttarakhand CM and BJP leader BC Khanduri’s son Manish joined Congress in the presence of party chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday, March 16.

In the neighbouring state of UP, BJP MP Shyama Charan Gupta joined Samajwadi Party, and is said to contest general elections from Banda. While former Biju Janata Dal MP Baijayant Panda, Balabhadra Majhi, BJD MP from Odisha’s Nabarangpur Balabhadra Majhi switched sides and joined BJP on Saturday. Majhi was welcomed by Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Jual Oram and Panda.

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After joining Congress in presence of party chief Rahul Gandhi, Manish Khanduri, son of ex-Uttarakhand chief minister & BJP leader BC Khanduri, said, ”I believe that under Rahul Gandhi’s leadership, Congress will make country stronger. Before coming here, I sought blessings of my father. He asked me if I can walk on path of truth. I replied yes.”

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