In a significant setback for the Congress celebration months forward of Meeting polls in Uttar Pradesh, senior celebration chief Jitin Prasada on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP). He joined the saffron celebration within the presenceof of Union Minister Piyush Goyal on the celebration headquarters in Delhi.
Who’s Jitin Prasada?
Prasada, 47, began his political profession with Congress in 2001, then as a basic secretary of the Indian Youth Congress.
In 2004, he gained his first Lok Sabha election from his hometown constituency of Shahjahanpur. He gained in 2009 from Dhaurara. In 2014, he misplaced to Rekha Verma of the Bharatiya Janata Celebration.
Prasada additionally served as a minister within the cupboard of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as MoS for Metal. He was not too long ago appointed as the overall secretary of AICC for the celebration’s West Bengal unit.
The celebration denied him a ticket to contest polls in 2019. Prasada needed to contest from Lucknow. He was additionally among the many 23 Congress leaders who referred to as for an organisational rejig following the poor present within the Lok Sabha elections.
Prasad was born on November 29, 1973. He’s an MBA, and a commerce graduate from Delhi College. His father Jitendra Prasada was additionally a Congress chief and challenged Sonia Gandhi for the publish of celebration president in 2000.