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Several PDP leaders join BJP in Ladakh

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Several PDP leaders, including party's district Gyalson, have joined the BJP, a of the saffron party said here on Wednesday.

Almost the entire unit of the PDP led by Gyalson joined the BJP at the party headquarters on Tuesday evening, he said.

Chairman and chief executive of the (LAHDC) and BJP's candidate for the Ladakh parliamentary constituency Jamyang Tsering Namgyal welcomed the new entrants into the party fold.

Besides Gyalson, others who have joined the BJP include women wing and nominated Rinchen Lhamo, vice Tsewang Dorjay Onpo, Nubra Capt Phunstog, and executive members Tundup and Phuntsog, the said.

Gyalson, who joined the PDP in 2008, said they were highly impressed by the BJP slogan 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' and decided to join the party.

The said their joining will strengthen the party at the grassroots level in the region which is going to polls in the final phase of the Lok Sabha polls on May 6.

Veteran leader had won the seat for the BJP for the first time in 2014 by a slight margin of 36 votes, but he resigned from the primary membership of the party in November last year, saying that all promises made by the BJP sounded like an "empty rhetoric".

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 16:55 IST