Uttar Pradesh's Rashtriya Nishad Party, which last week parted ways with the alliance of Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), on Thursday became part of NDA and its Gorakhpur MP Praveen Nishad joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Praveen Nishad, as an SP candidate, won the Gorakhpur 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 Chief Minister of the state.
Nishad Party had earlier joined the opposition alliance, but ended the allaince last week.
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