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Ex-MLA and multiple Congress leaders in Rajasthan switch to BJP

In a significant political development in Rajasthan, several Congress leaders, including former MLA Gangajal Meel and state Vice President Sushil Sharma, joined the BJP on Sunday. Meel accused Rajasthan Congress President Govind Dotasra and former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot of unfair ticket distribution, while Sharma criticized the Congress for opposing the Ram Mandir and Sanatan.

Meel expressed his frustration with the Congress leadership, stating, “When we complained about this to state in-charge Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, he also did not listen to us. There is complete leg-pulling going on in the Congress.” Sharma highlighted the BJP’s recognition of party workers, citing Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma’s swift actions against paper leaks and paper mafias, as well as impactful initiatives like ERCP and the Yamuna Water Agreement.

BJP Joining Committee convenor Arun Chaturvedi emphasized the party’s growth and popularity, attributing it to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s governance and Antyodaya policies. He mentioned that the BJP membership has now surpassed 18 crore members, showcasing the strong appeal of the party’s ideas and programs. Over 400 Congress members joined the BJP on Sunday, reflecting a continued trend of defections and shifting alliances in the state.

The move underscores the changing political dynamics in Rajasthan and the shifting loyalties among party members. As the state gears up for upcoming elections, these defections could influence the political landscape and potentially impact the Congress party’s strength and unity in the region. It remains to be seen how these developments will shape the competitive environment in Rajasthan in the days to come.

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