Natwar's son Jagat Singh joins BJP

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Jaipur, Nov 17: In a sudden move former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh's legislator son Jagat Singh on Monday, Nov 17 joined the BJP.

Mr Singh has joined the saffron party at Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's residence here. Chief Minister Raje, BJP state President Om Prakash Mathur and several BJP leaders and Mr Singh's supporters were present on the occasion.

A sitting MLA from Laxmangarh in Alwar district, Mr Singh's was expelled from the Congress in the aftermath of the food for oil scam allegedly involving his father about two years ago.

He had joined the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) a few months ago and was presently the state vice president of the Dalit party.

Singh's sudden move is being co-related with Scion of Bharatpur royal family Jat leader Vishwendra Singh's defection to the Congress.

His entry into the saffron fold is seen as the ruling party's bid to minimise the impact of Vishwendra Singh's departure from the BJP camps in the wake of dispute over allotment of the party tickets in Bharatpur, particularly, on the Deeg-Kumher assembly seat which the Jat leader is now contesting on a Congress ticket.

Singh's father Natwar Singh is in the BSP.

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