New Delhi: Former Congress leader Jitin Prasada “firmly believes” that that BJP and its leadership are in the best interest of the country.
Saying that he has seen a growing disconnect between people and the grand old party in Uttar Pradesh, the two-time MP opined that the political decline of Congress is steady.
The political decline of the Congress has been steady and I don’t see any hope, Prasada told Times Now's Mohit Bhatt.fire-kirin-slots
Terming his move of joining the saffron party, he said “this wasn't an overnight decision.”
The disgruntled Congress leader joined the BJP on Wednesday in the presence of Union minister Piyush Goyal and its chief spokesperson Anil Baluni.
Addressing the media after joining the saffron party, Prasada said that “if there was any political party in the country today that worked in an institutional way... if there was truly any national party in the country, then it was the Bharatiya Janata Party”.
The 47-year-old former Union minister, who comes from an illustrious political family of Uttar Pradesh, also said it was very clear to him that serving people and protecting their interests while remaining in his former party was no longer possible.world-cup-score
His father Jitendra Prasad had served at important political positions during the tenure of Rajiv Gandhi and PV Narasimha Rao.
Starting his career with Indian Youth Congress as a general secretary, Prasada was elected to the Lok Sabha in 2004 for the first time and also served as a minister in the UPA government.
Prasada jumping ship is yet another blow to the grand old party after party heavyweight Jyotiraditya Scindia joined the BJP in March 2020.
Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily said that Congress needs to undergo major surgery and people with competence and mass base should be given charge of various states.