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Blow to BJP before Uttarakhand elections, 2 leaders including minister Yashpal Arya joined Congress

Transport Minister Yashpal Arya, along with his MLA son Sanjeev Arya, left the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and joined the Congress on Monday ahead of next year’s Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly elections.

New Delhi: Ahead of the next year’s Vidhan Sabha elections in Uttarakhand, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suffered a major setback and state Transport Minister Yashpal Arya left the BJP and joined the Congress on Monday along with his MLA son Sanjeev Arya. Went. At the same time, the National Conference has suffered a setback in Jammu and Kashmir and Devendra Rana, who left the party, and Surjit Singh Salathia have joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Yashpal Arya left Congress and went to BJP in 2017

Yashpal Arya and his son joined the Congress in New Delhi along with their supporters in the presence of senior Congress leaders Harish Rawat, KC Venugopal and Randeep Surjewala. Earlier, he had met former Congress President Rahul Gandhi at his residence. Yashpal Arya was the President of the Uttarakhand unit of Congress from 2007 to 2014 and has also been a minister and former Speaker of the Legislative Assembly in the previous government led by Rawat. He joined the BJP in 2017 ahead of the assembly elections in Uttarakhand. Yashpal represents the state’s Mukteshwar Legislative Assembly seat and Sanjeev Arya represents the Nainital Legislative Assembly seat.

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2 leaders of National Conference join BJP

A day after resigning from the National Conference, former Jammu unit chiefs of the party Devendra Rana and Surjit Singh Salathia joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday. Rana and Salathia joined the party at the BJP headquarters in Delhi in the presence of Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Hardeep Singh Puri and Jitendra Singh.

Rana has been the political advisor to Omar Abdullah

Devendra Rana, younger brother of Union Minister Jitendra Singh and former MLA, has been political advisor to former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah. BJP general secretary in-charge for Jammu and Kashmir Tarun Chugh and party’s Jammu and Kashmir unit president Ravindra Raina welcomed the two leaders into the party.

Rana has been advocating for the issuance of ‘Jammu Declaration’ as a joint declaration of several political, social and business organizations, mainly for restoration of statehood for the Jammu region and not for the whole of Jammu and Kashmir. Includes demand. In 2019, the central government abolished the full statehood of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated it into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

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