Edited By: Vikas Mavi
29 September 2022 (New Delhi): In a major setback for the Congress, ahead of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections later this year, the party’s state unit working president, Harsh Mahajan, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday, saying the party has become “directionless and leaderless.” Mahajan joined the BJP in the presence of Union Minister Piyush Goyal in the national capital.
Why did Mr Mahajan left the party?
Mahajan said on the occasion that “I was in Congress for 45 years… Today, Congress lacks direction and leadership. There is no vision and no workers at the grassroots level.” He added, “Singh’s wife Pratibha Singh is the state Congress president now and their son Vikramaditya Singh is a party MLA. Nothing has been left in the Congress after the death of the former chief minister.” In response to the latest induction, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur stated that the Congress is in a bad phase due to the party’s decision to remove the working president. “Congress is in a bad situation, and you can see it all over the country. Himachal Pradesh, which is about to hold elections, is in a similar situation,” he said.
BJP’S Anurag Thakur hints climax is yet come
Thakur indicated that more such joining would be seen in the near future. Taking a jibe at the Congress, Thakur stated that two of the four working presidents appointed by the party have joined the BJP, indicating that the party’s attempt to strengthen itself has failed.
Jai Ram Thakur extends a warm welcome to Mahajan
The Chief Minister further welcomed Mahajan to the BJP. He said, “And today I am happy that Harsh Mahajan ji who is a senior leader of Congress party and has also been a minister in Himachal Pradesh government for a long time, was working president of Congress party and I can say that he was very close to Holy Lodge. He had an important role in making all the arrangements, making the strategy. So today he joined our party, I welcome him.”