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Ex-Cong. MP Ratna Singh joins BJP

In a fresh blow to the Congress in Uttar Pradesh, its former three-time Lok Sabha MP from Pratapgarh Ratna Singh joined the BJP on Tuesday.

This came at a time when bypolls are to be held for a dozen Assembly seats in the State, including Pratapgarh Sadar.

Inducted by Adityanath

A feudal scioness, Ms. Singh, also referred to as ‘Rajkumari’ Ratna Singh was inducted into the BJP by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at an election rally in Pratapgarh, where he was campaigning for the candidate of the Apna Dal (Sonelal), a BJP ally.

Ms. Singh won the Pratapgarh Lok Sabha seat in 1996, 1999 and 2009. However, since then she has fared poorly.

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