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RPN Singh quits Congress, joins BJP fortnight before UP Assembly polls

May contest Padrauna seat against BJP turncoat Maurya

RPN Singh
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RPN Singh is the second big exit from the Congress in Uttar Pradesh after Jitin Prasada quit last year (Photo: PTI)

Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
After years of warning that the popularity of the Congress I, then his party, was waning in Uttar Pradesh, RPN Singh (57), the Raja of Padrauna or ‘Ritchie’ to friends, crossed over to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday.

He is most likely to contest the Assembly elections against Swami Prasad Maurya, who last week quit the BJP (he was MLA from Padrauna) to join the Samajwadi Party.

“This is a new beginning for me and I look forward to my contribution to nation building under the visionary leadership & guidance of the Honourable Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi,

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First Published: Jan 25 2022 | 10:39 PM IST

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