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Himachal Congress leader Indu Verma returns to BJP

Shimla, April 2 (IANS) Congress leader and former chairperson of the Family and Child Welfare Board in Himachal Pradesh, Indu Verma, rejoined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. She is the wife of three-time former legislator Rakesh Verma. The family has a hold in Shimla district and runs the Mahila Jagrukta Manch, an NGO in the state. She had joined the Congress in July 2022 before the Assembly elections.

Her husband used to represent Theog assembly segment in Shimla district. Welcoming Indu Verma back to the BJP, state BJP President Rajiv Bindal expressed that the public mood in the state is in favor of the BJP. Reacting to the development, Leader of Opposition Jai Ram Thakur stated, “Let us move together towards strengthening the BJP further and making Narendra Modi the Prime Minister of the country for the third time.”

The return of Indu Verma to the BJP marks a significant shift in the political landscape of Himachal Pradesh. With her influence in Shimla district and experience as the Chairperson of the Family and Child Welfare Board, her decision to rejoin the BJP could have an impact on the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in the state. The Verma family’s involvement in the Mahila Jagrukta Manch further solidifies their presence in the region.

Indu Verma’s reentry into the BJP comes as a strategic move ahead of the elections, showcasing the party’s efforts to strengthen its position in Himachal Pradesh. With the state BJP President emphasizing the public support for the party, Indu Verma’s return could potentially bolster the BJP’s campaign and prospects in the upcoming polls. The political dynamics in the state are expected to see a shift with this development.


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