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Congress has suffered a major setback. Congress stalwart and close aide of Rahul Gandhi, Jitin Prasada joined the BJP. Union Minister Piyush Goyal got him the membership of the party at the BJP headquarters in Delhi. Earlier, Jitin Prasad also met Home Minister Amit Shah at his residence. After taking membership of the party, Jitin took a jibe at the Congress. Said, now only BJP is the party working in the interest of the country. The rest of the parties have become individual and region-specific. If there is any party in the country in the name of national party, it is only BJP.
A new chapter in my life is starting
Prasad said, ‘I thank BJP President JP Nadda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and all BJP leaders. This is the beginning of a new chapter in political life. I belong to Congress for three generations. This important decision has been taken after deliberation and brainstorming. The question is not which party I am leaving. The question is, which party am I going to and why? It has been felt for a few years that today if there is any political party in the country in real sense then it is BJP. The national party is BJP.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal welcomed Jitin Prasada to the BJP.
Goyal said- Impressed by PM Modi, joined the party
Piyush Goyal said, ‘Today Jitin Prasad is in our midst. He is the leader of Uttar Pradesh. Influenced by BJP’s policy and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, coming to our party. He has worked in many positions in the Congress organization. He has also been a minister.
Piyush Goyal said- Jitin Prasad has given his entire life in the service of Uttar Pradesh from a very young age. I still remember that he was 27 years old, when suddenly his father passed away. Then he used to work in Mumbai. He has done his studies from Shri Ram College, Delhi. The family suffered a setback at a young age. He also toured in Uttar Pradesh at a young age. By going to different districts, he won the hearts of people with his talent and work. Became MP from Shahjahanpur. We all have seen the role he played in the politics of Uttar Pradesh.
Jitin Prasad also met BJP President JP Nadda.
Jitin Prasad is one of the big leaders of UP
Congress leader Jitin Prasad’s name is one of the big leaders of Uttar Pradesh. Even before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, there were speculations that Jitin might leave the Congress and join the BJP, but then it could not happen. Jitin Prasad has been an MP from Dhaurahara Lok Sabha seat. Apart from this, he had the responsibility of Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development.
There is a discussion in the political corridor that after the arrival of Priyanka Gandhi in UP, Jitin Prasad was sidelined. He also got less attention in party programs. Although Jitin never expressed this openly.
came out in the open 3 times in 12 months
Congress had also distanced itself from the Brahm Chetna dialogue
Jitin Prasad has been raising his voice in favor of Brahmins for a long time. However, he was not getting support from the state leadership. This was the reason that when Jitin announced the Brahm Chetna Samvad programme, the party shied away from it. Many leaders even said that it is their own personal issue, the party has nothing to do with it.
BJP will not benefit, but Congress needs loss
Jitin Prasad may have a big stature in the country, but his hold in the field has weakened. Prasad contested the first Lok Sabha election from Shahjahanpur in 2004. He also became a minister after winning the election from Dhaurahara seat in 2009 and also became a minister in UPA-2. Then Jitin lost the Lok Sabha elections in 2014. Contested elections from Tilhar Vidhan Sabha in 2017, but did not win this election either. In 2019, he again contested the Lok Sabha elections from Dhaurahra and again faced defeat.
His distance from the field was considered to be the major reason behind these defeats. Jitin’s stature was very big in the Congress. He was very close to Rahul Gandhi. He was also in charge of Bengal. Despite this, his fame among the common people was decreasing day by day. Political experts say that BJP will not get much benefit from Jitin’s arrival. But Congress will definitely have to bear the loss. That is because Jitin had raised the Congress, which was facing a continuous defeat at one time, in western UP. He was a big Brahmin face for the Congress.