In a political ecosystem where the ‘Ayaram-Gayaram’ culture has flourished over the years despite stringent anti-defection laws, it seems anything but a mistake to switch allegiance.
Jitin Prasada had been sulking in the Congress for well over two years and his impatience over being sidelined was common knowledge.
Jitin Prasada along with state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury held a series of meetings with the state leadership.
The senior Congress leader, however, said the party needs reform and the leadership must listen
Prasada alleged that the BJP and the TMC are interested in taking the focus away from real issues because they 'want to hide the failures of their governments'.
Once a confidante of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, the former MP from Uttar Pradesh’s Dhaurahra is reportedly unhappy at being sidelined by the Congress party.
Jitin Prasada joined the BJP in the presence of Union minister Piyush Goyal.