Former SP, BSP leaders join BJP
Former Samajwadi Party (SP) MLC Bukkal Nawab and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLC Thakur Jaiveer Singh on Monday joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) two days after resigning from their respective political parties.
SP MLC and Rashtriya Shia Samaj founder Bukkal Nawab on Saturday tendered his resignation from the party while singing a favorable tune for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath. Also, Thakur Jiaveer Singh from the BSP submitted his resignation to Chairman of the Legislative Council, Ramesh Yadav.
Former SP MLCs Bukkal Nawab and BSP MLC Thakur Jaiveer Singh join BJP pic.twitter.com/7vHLtmaiPt— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 31, 2017
After submitting his resignation, Nawab said he was "feeling suffocated" in the party for the last one year and that he was ready to meet the BJP leadership if called by it.
Jaiveer Singh alleged that the BSP has deviated from its path and, therefore, he resigned from the party.
(With agency inputs)