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BJP Hisar MP Brijendra Singh quits party, joins Congress


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NEW DELHI, March 10: Ahead of the parliamentary elections, BJP MP from Hisar Brijendra Singh on Sunday resigned from the party’s primary membership and the Lok Sabha due to “compelling political reasons” and joined the Congress.
In New Delhi, Congress treasurer Ajay Maken said Brijendra Singh’s father and BJP leader Birender Singh is also likely to join the grand old party in the next few days.
Soon after announcing his resignation on X, Brijendra Singh reached Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge’s residence in the national capital and joined the opposition party.
Besides Maken, senior Congress leaders Mukul Wasnik and Deepak Babaria were present on the occasion.
In a post on X, Brijendra Singh said, “I have resigned from the primary membership of BJP due to compelling political reasons. I extend gratitude to the party, National President Sh. J P Nadda, Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi, & Sh Amit Shah for giving me the opportunity to serve as the Member of Parliament for Hisar.” “I have also resigned from the membership of Lok Sabha. I am grateful to the people of Hisar for giving me the opportunity to represent them and raise their demands as their MP. The commitment of public service, with which I entered politics after leaving the job of IAS, will continue,” he said in another post.
Speaking to reporters after joining the Congress, the bureaucrat-turned-politician said he decided to resign from the BJP “on account of the unease that had been building up for a while due to certain political reasons”. (PTI)


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