Janardhan Singh Gehlot joins BJP in Rajasthan

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Jaipur, Nov 20 (UNI) Congress leader and former Minister Janardhan Singh Gehlot who was denied party ticket from Karauli Assembly constituency, today joined the ruling BJP.

Mr Gehlot was inducted in the saffron fold at the party state headquarters here in the presence of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, BJP General Secretary Gopinath Munde, party Treasurer Ramdas Agrawal and State President Om Prakash Mathur.

Mr Gehlot told reporters that he had departed ways from the Congress in protest against state president C P Joshi's 'rude' behavior and "misappropriation in allotment of the party tickets".

He also alleged that AICC General Secretary Ashok Gehlot had damaged the party organisation in the state and misled the Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi on organisational affairs of the party state unit.

AICC General Secretary and former Chief Minister Gehlot has ridiculed the allegation and the former's move of joining the saffron brigade.

Talking to reporters at the Press Club here this evening, the AICC General Secretary said that ruling BJP was scared of its eminent defeat at the hustings and the Congress was heading for a massive triumph.

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