Big blow to Congress in Uttarakhand, three senior leaders join AAP

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said that his entry will strengthen AAP in Uttarakhand. (Representative)


Three senior Congress leaders from Uttarakhand on Monday resigned from the party and joined the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi.

Uttarakhand Congress and Rajendra Prasad Raturi, Pradesh Mahila Congress vice-president Kamlesh Raman and the social media adviser Kuldip Chaudhary joined AAP in the presence of Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, AAP’s Uttarakhand convener Jot Singh Bisht said.

Welcoming him into the party, Sisodia said his entry would strengthen the AAP in Uttarakhand.

The leaders said that they quit the Congress as infighting was rising in the party despite the party’s defeat in the state assembly elections.

After hearing about his resignation, state leaders including former Leader of Opposition in Uttarakhand Assembly Pritam Singh and Khatima MLA Bhuvan Chandra Kapri met former cabinet minister Harak Singh Rawat at his residence to share their concern for the party. .

Senior party leader Harish Rawat stayed away from the meeting.

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