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Congress Exit: AICC Office Bearer RPN Singh Joins BJP

Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, CWC member and AICC office-bearer RPN Singh quit the Congress party to join the Bhartiya Janata Party. During the UPA II government, RPN Singh was a minister of state. Along with attaching a picture of his resignation to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Mr Singh wrote: “Today, at a time, we are celebrating the formation of our great Republic, I begin a new chapter in my political journey. Jai Hind,”

Just minutes after tweeting about his resignation, Mr Singh tweeted: “This is a new beginning for me, and I look forward to my contribution to nation-building under the visionary leadership and guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President JP Nadda and Home Minister Amit Shah.”

While many Congress leaders have switched to BJP in the recent days, the exit of BPN Singh can be damaging for the Indian National Congress as Mr Singh is considered to be one of the Generation Next leaders of the party and a potential leader to be a part of Rahul Gandhi’s future Congress. However, from the electoral point of view, Mr Singh’s impact wouldn’t be of much harm, given his limited sphere of influence to the Kushi Nagar Lok Sabha Constituency. 

With several young party members like Jyotiraditya Scindia, Jitin Prasada, Priyanka Chaturvedi, Laliteshpati Tripathi and Sushmita Dev leaving the Congress party shows that they don’t see a bright future for themselves in the Congress Party. RPN Singh has served as the Minister of State for Home Road Transport and Highways till 2011. In 2012, Mr Singh became Minister of State for Home Affairs. 

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