Ahead Of Madhya Pradesh Bypolls, Congress MLA Rahul Singh Joins BJP
The Congress party suffered another jolt in Madhya Pradesh a week before the bypolls when a fourth MLA, Rahul Singh, resigned from the state assembly earlier today.
Mr Singh joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal.
Rahul Singh, a legislator from Damoh, gave his resignation to acting Speaker Rameshwar Sharma, who accepted it. "MLA from Damoh area, Rahul Singh has resigned from his post which has been accepted," Mr Shama tweeted.
"I have worked with Congress for around 14 months but I couldn't work for development. All the public welfare schemes have been put on hold in Damoh. Today, I have joined BJP willingly. I am sure that Damoh will rise to touch great heights," Mr Singh said.
Welcoming Mr Singh to BJP, Chief Minister Chouhan said, "After losing hope in Congress, those who want to work for development are leaving that party. Today, Rahul Singh Lodhi has joined the BJP after resigning as the Damoh legislator."