December 3, 2022
NDTV News


Jitin Prasada’s BJP entry is being seen because the get together’s try and recalibrate caste equations in UP.

New Delhi:

Ten days after leaving the Congress and becoming a member of the BJP, former Union Minister Jitin Prasada at the moment met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow. He stated they mentioned points associated to strengthening the organisation and the way forward for the federal government’s numerous welfare schemes.

“As you know, I got the opportunity to join the BJP under the guidance and leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party national President Nadda ji, and the Home Minister. This is my first visit to my home state. I took the Chief Minister’s blessings,” Mr Prasada informed ANI after the assembly.

“We discussed the future of welfare schemes, how to strengthen the party organisation, and how to take the party’s message to the people,” he stated.

On June 9, Mr Prasada joined the BJP. The transfer has been perceived as an try by the get together to shore up its caste arithmetic for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections scheduled for early subsequent 12 months.

The 47-year-old, a minister within the earlier UPA authorities, comes from a widely known Brahmin household of the state, PTI reported. He was serving because the Congress’s chief in-charge of West Bengal until not too long ago.

His father, the late Jitendra Prasada, was a key Congress chief whose fortunes plunged following his resolution to contest towards Sonia Gandhi for the publish of get together president in 2000. He handed away in 2001.

The youthful Mr Prasada was a part of the group of 23 leaders who had final October written to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi searching for organisational overhaul and elections in any respect ranges, triggering a storm within the get together.

His becoming a member of the get together would assist the BJP maintain the Brahmin neighborhood, a piece of which is claimed to be sad with it, in good humour.

Mr Prasada at the moment stated his resolution was primarily based on the “people’s wishes” and claimed “heavy enthusiasm” amongst them for it.

“The BJP is the country’s sole party where workers are encouraged and based on their performances they are given opportunities. I consider my fortunate to be part of it,” he informed ANI.

Speculation was rife even throughout the 2019 Lok Sabha elections of Prasada becoming a member of the BJP, however it’s believed that the Congress management had then managed to steer him towards quitting the get together, PTI reported.

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