RPN Singh, one of the most prominent leaders in Uttar Pradesh, resigns the party today and announced his joining to the BJP ahead of next month’s election in the state.
Announcing the decision on Twitter, Singh shared his resignation letter addressed to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and said he was embarking on a “new chapter in my political journey”. He also changed his Twitter bio to “My Motto India, First, Always”, dropping his Congress credentials
This is a new beginning for me, I look forward to my contribution to nation building under the visionary leadership & guidance of the Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, BJP President JP Naddaji & Honorable Home Minister Amit Shah ji.
RPN Singh, who is from eastern UP’s Kushinagar, was among the Congress biggest leaders in India’s most politically vital state and was on the list of the party’s star campaigners announced just yesterday.
Some reports said RPN Singh had been upset with the party leadership over his associates being denied tickets to contest in Uttar Pradesh.
This is the second big exit from the Congress in Uttar Pradesh after Jitin Prasada quit last year. Prasada joined BJP and later became a minister in the Uttar Pradesh government led by Yogi Adityanath.