Congress is not the same party anymore, says RPN Singh after joining BJP
New Delhi: Senior Congress leader RPN Singh on Tuesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the Assembly polls scheduled to be held in several Indian states in the upcoming days.
Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Anurag Thakur, and Jyotiraditya Scindia were present along with UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh and other leaders here at the party's headquarters when Singh joined the BJP.
Singh quit Congress earlier in the day.
"This is a new beginning for me and I look forward to my contribution to nation building under the visionary leadership & guidance of the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, BJP President JP Nadda & Honourable Home Minister Amit Shah ji," RPN Singh said in a tweet.
This is a new beginning for me and I look forward to my contribution to nation building under the visionary leadership & guidance of the Honourable Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi, BJP President Shri @JPNadda ji & Honourable Home Minister @AmitShah ji.— RPN Singh (@SinghRPN) January 25, 2022
Talking to the media after joining the party, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has linked the ancient history of the country with modern times.
He alleged that Congress is not the same party anymore.
"I was in a party for 32 years, but it is not the same party anymore, nor is ideology the same," he said.
Lauding the work done by the Uttar Pradesh government, he said, "UP is the heart of India, if there is development in UP the country will develop."
He also said the BJP government has improved the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh.
Singh was an MP from Kushinagar constituency in 15th Lok Sabha.
He was the Minister of State for Home during the UPA-2 government.