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Chhattisgarh Congress Working President joins BJP

IANS  |  Raipur 

In a major setback for the in poll-bound Chhattisgarh, the state party's and a key tribal leader joined the (BJP) on Saturday.

Uike, a four time MLA, joined the BJP in Bilaspur in presence of Amit Shah, and

"I was feeling suffocated in Congress," Uike told the media.

The which is out of power in the mineral-rich state since 2003, has expressed shock over Uike's decision.

Pradesh President has termed it "shocking, disgusting and a classic example of of opportunism".

Uike was a from seat in 2000 when the state was formed by splitting up

He later switched to Congress along with 11 other BJP legislators when was heading the Congress government in the state.

Uike was winning from district's Pali-Tanakhar seat for the past three Assembly elections as a Congress candidate.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 15:48 IST
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