Ahead of UP polls, Rita Bahuguna Joshi resigns from Congress, joins BJP
Months ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, senior Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Thursday joined the BJP here in the presence of party chief Amit Shah.
New Delhi: Months ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, senior Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Thursday joined the BJP here in the presence of party chief Amit Shah.
Joshi, who had been with the Congress for 24 years, said it was not an easy decision for her but she had taken it in the interest of the country and Uttar Pradesh.
The former President of the Congress state unit told the media she had resigned her membership of the state assembly. She represented Lucknow Cantt.
Hailing the Indian Army's 29 September surgical strikes in Pakistani territory, she said it was a "big accomplishment of the government along with that of the army".
Bahuguna's brother and former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna joined the BJP some time back.
Expressing anguish over the deaths, Pawar assured the farmers that the entire Opposition is with them and will soon take a call on the future course of action
The senior BJP leader said Congress, which imposed Emergency in the country, has lost the right to pronounce the word democracy, further claiming that the party burnt 10,000 Sikhs alive
Responding to a question that opposition and critics term Modi an autocratic leader who takes all decisions on his own, Shah described the prime minister as a "democratic leader".