Congress MP from Haryana quits party, to join BJP

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    Congress MP from Haryana quits party, to join BJP | NDTV.com

    Congress MP from Haryana Rao Inderjit Singh, who had demanded a probe into land deals of Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, today ended his 35-year association with the party as he resigned to join BJP tomorrow.

    Singh, a Minister in UPA-I government and a known bete-noire of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, said he quit Congress as the party's ideology had "changed" and policies were being made keeping "personal interests" in view.

    The 63-year-old Lok Sabha member from Gurgaon, said he would join BJP as there "is a similarity" of views between him and that party.

    "I have been associated with Congress for long. But now its ideology is not the same as it used to be," he told PTI after sending his resignation letter to party chief Sonia Gandhi.

    The three-time MP, who has been a legislator for four terms in Haryana, said Congress earlier used to keep the interests of the poor and oppressed class in mind. "But now, policies in Congress are made keeping personal interests in mind," he charged.

    Son of late Union Minister Rao Birendra Singh, he had stirred a controversy in September last year when he demanded a fair probe into the land deals of Vadra in his affluent Gurgaon constituency and be given punishment if he was guilty.

    "I feel the administration has not functioned the way it ought to have... I'm not in the business of prosecuting Robert Vadra... If anybody has made money illegally, they should all be held accountable and if that includes Robert Vadra, he should be held accountable as well," he had said.

    Looking forward to working with Narendra Modi, Inderjit Singh said the BJP leader was capable of providing the much-needed stability to the country and address the problems like price rise and poverty.
     
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    SP ‘disowns’ man who joined BJP claiming he was SP functionary | The Indian Express

    Controversy surrounded Anurag Singh Tomar who claimed to have been the president of the youth wing of Gujarat unit of Samajwadi Party (SP) when he joined the BJP Friday in presence of chief minister Narendra Modi, with the Gujarat SP claiming that there was no official by that name heading their youth wing. Modi had even flagged off the Vikas Jyot yatra led by him at Limbayat the same day.

    Tomar had claimed Friday that he had submitted his resignation to SP state president and Surat office bearers and joined BJP. Modi, while flagging off the yatra had said, ““We heartily welcome Anurag Tomar and his friends who had left SP party as they have seen development and growth here in Gujarat. The reason for them to join BJP is they wanted to protect the future generations from poverty, starvation, struggleful life, etc., and they believed that BJP’s route is development on which Gujarat. Through Vikas Jyot Yatra, Anurag will spread light, energy in different districts of Uttar Pradesh.” Modi is to address a public gathering at the culmination of the yatra in Lucknow on March 2.

    Anurag Tomar (35), is born in Etawah district in Uttar Pradesh and his education had been done from Surat and Bangalore. He runs textile business in Surat city and stays with his wife and children. Talking to the Indian Express Anurag Tomar said, “Since last two years I was Samajwadi Party president of Surat district youth wing. Our family has close relations with Mulayam Singh Yadav and his family members. I met Mulayam Singh and his son many a times. We have joined BJP seeing the development in Gujarat. The reason for leaving SP is that we had thought that Akhilesh will do better in Uttar Pradesh and develop it, but he failed. We believe that Narendra Modi will only bring development and for that we have joined BJP and will work for BJP.”

    Surat city Samajwadi Party leader and state general secretary Gulab Singh Rajput said, “ I am with the Samajwadi party since last ten years and till now we have not seen or heard name of Anurag Singh Tomar. He is falsely claiming himself as youth president of our party, for last two years. We don’t have a person by such name in our membership lists and even we have heard his name for first time. During last assembly election our party’s Surat district youth president Paresh Bhojani had fought election from Kamrej Seat and he had lost. We are also shocked by reading his name in the news paper. We suspect that he wanted to get some benefit from BJP and for that he had used our party’s name.”
     

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