New Delhi, January 16: As soon as the election announced the schedule of polls in five states, many politicians to find their own importance started to skip their own party and joined others. From Uttar Pradesh to Uttarakhand same story has been followed and the politicians are every now and then changing their parties. Each and every politician is aiming towards their own profit.
Uttarakhand: senior Congress leader and state cabinet minister of Uttarakhand Yashpal Arya joined the BJP on Monday. Arya joined BJP in the presence of BJP national president Amit Shah during a function held in Delhi. Arya’s son Sanjeev Arya also joined BJP.
State Irrigation Minister Arya is a six-term MLA. Arya, it is learned that he was upset with Chief Minister Harish Rawat over the later’s style of functioning and was feeling increasingly ignored. Arya also wanted to field his son in the elections that seemed unlikely. Uttarakhand goes to polls on February 15.
Punjab: It’s not all about every other party leaders joining BJP, but few BJP leaders have also skipped their party and joined Congress or other parties. Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday joined Congress formally. Speaking from the Congress headquarters, Navjot said that he came back to his roots, He also said that he was born as a Congressman.
Speaking about his mission in the party, Sidhu said, "this isn't my personal battle, but the fight for Punjab's well-being and it's existence, and I am only the medium." On his alleged differences with Congress MP and former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Sidhu said, "if two countries can sort out their issues through conversation, and when Lalu-Nitish can come together, then why can't we do the same?"
Meanwhile, Sidhu refrained from answering questions on his views on Narendra Modi as PM, instead of saying, "they chose an alliance, and I chose Punjab.” 53-year-old Sidhu is likely to contest from Amritsar East Assembly seat. He faced a major setback in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls after the BJP replaced him with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the Amritsar seat. The latter lost to Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh.
Uttar Pradesh: The ruling party of Uttar Pradesh that us Samajwadi Party, while it is busy with their own internal conflicts many leaders of higher and lower rank changed their party and joined BJP. Elections are scheduled just after a month but Samajwadi party is losing their own party members as those members see their future in BJP.
Recently, as many as ten politicians who belonged to Samajwadi party joined BJP. Mahendra Aridaman, one of the biggest leader of Samajwadi party just two days before joined BJP. According to sources, more of twelve members are in continuous contact with BJP and can join BJP anytime.