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Gorakhpur MP Praveen Nishad joins BJP

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Uttar Pradesh's Rashtriya Nishad Party, which last week parted ways with the alliance of Samajwadi Party (SP), and (RLD), on Thursday became part of NDA and its MP joined the

He was inducted into the BJP in the presence of J.P. Nadda, and Sanajay Nishad, the father of

"We welcome the leaders of the who has joined our alliance. The party has good influence over Poorvanchal area of and would strengthen the party," Nadda said.

Praveen Nishad, as an SP candidate, won the by-election in 2018 defeating BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla by over 21,000 votes. The seat was vacated by Yogi Adityanath after becoming the of the state.

said his party would work hard so that Narendra Modi again gets elected as of the country.

had earlier joined the opposition alliance, but ended the allaince last week.

The opposition alliance has fielded former minister and SP leader as its candidate from



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First Published: Thu, April 04 2019. 15:50 IST