Lucknow, Aug 26 In a boost to the BJP ahead of the UP assembly elections next year, a Congress and a Samajwadi Party MLA today joined the saffron party here.
Congress MLA Pradeep Chowdhury and Samajwadi Party MLA Shyam Prakash joined the BJP here in the presence of party state president Keshav Prasad Maurya.
A number of former MLAs, MP and others too joined the party. "Their joining will strengthen the party ahead of 2017 assembly polls," Maurya said.
Adding that party would continue to protest against SP government and its policies.