In a setback to the Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh, sitting MLA from Shikarpur Assembly seat Vasudev Singh on Monday quit the party and joined the Congress.
Mr. Singh had won from Shikarpur (SC) constituency in 2007 on BSP ticket. After delimitation, he had tried for nomination from Khurja (SC) seat, but was refused by the party.
After resigning from the BSP, he joined the Congress along with some leaders from Khurja district including Subhash Sharma, Dushyant Singh Chauhan and former MLA Vasik Rana.
They will be formally welcomed to the Congress fold at a rally in Bulandshahar on Tuesday which will be addressed by Rahul Gandhi, said party leader Mohan Prakash in Delhi. - PTI