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Congress leader joins BJP

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Jalandhar, May 15, 2013
First Published: 19:35 IST(15/5/2013) | Last Updated: 20:05 IST(15/5/2013)

Congress leader MP Singh Goraya, who had joined the party just before the assembly polls in 2012, shifted his loyalty to the BJP on Wednesday. Goraya, a dalit leader, who has also been associated with BSP, was welcomed to the BJP by state party chief Kamal Sharma.

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Sharma claimed that the party would be strengthened in the Doaba region with Goraya's presence.

In the BSP, Goraya held senior posts, including that of state vice-president and general secretary and unsuccessfully contested assembly elections twice on a BSP ticket from Nakodar assembly segment.

Last year, just before the assembly elections, he joined the Congress. On his shift to the opposite side: "I am impressed with the ideology of BJP. Joining the Congress was a big political mistake."

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