Congress MLA from Damoh assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh has joined the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party ahead of the by-election on November 3. Earlier, he resigned from the membership of the assembly on Friday, which was approved on Sunday.
Madhya Pradesh BJP spokesperson Rajneesh Agarwal told that Lodhi joined BJP today. With this, the number of Congress leaders leaving the membership of the assembly and joining the BJP has now increased to 26.
“In the last six months, a positive atmosphere has been created in the state due to pro-poor and pro-farmer policies of Shivraj Singh Chouhan government, owing to which I’ve joined the BJP today,” said Rahul Singh Lodhi.
Reacting to the development, state Congress chief Kamal Nath said, “Knowing well that it’s losing the coming 28 assembly by-polls, BJP is indulging in money bag politics.”