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Lok Sabha election 2019: Former BJP chief minister BC Khanduri’s son Manish Khanduri may join Congress

Manish Khanduri was a business journalist and has worked in several media outlets including Facebook.

lok sabha elections Updated: Mar 14, 2019 16:50 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
HIndustan Times, New Delhi
Manish Khanduri,Uttarakhand chief minister,BC Khanduri
Manish Khanduri is likely to be fielded from the Pauri Lok Sabha constituency, from where his father is the current sitting BJP MP.(HT File Photo/Representative image)

Manish Khanduri, the son of former Uttarakhand chief minister and BJP leader Maj Gen (Retd) BC Khanduri, is likely to join the Congress soon, party leaders said, even as Manish refused to comment on the matter.

The Congress party leaders said Manish Khanduri would be joining the party in the presence of Congress president Rahul Gandhi on March 16. He is likely to be fielded from the Pauri Lok Sabha constituency, from where his father is the current sitting BJP MP.

When contacted, Manish said, “I do not want to comment on this issue.” His father BC Khanduri also refused comment.

Manish’s sister Ritu Khanduri is a BJP legislator from Yamkeshwar seat which falls in Pauri Lok Sabha, the family’s bastion. In the 2014 elections, she had won with a margin of over 20,000 votes.

When asked about Manish joining the Congress, BJP Uttarakhand president Ajay Bhatt said, “No BJP leader is joining the Congress.” Manish is not a member of the BJP.

Manish was a business journalist and has worked in several media outlets including Facebook.

First Published: Mar 14, 2019 16:50 IST