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Congress MLA Sanjay Pathak joins BJP

Pathak said he resigned from the Congress as the party no longer remained the party of Nehru and Gandhi.

Bhopal | Updated: March 31, 2014 1:05 pm

Congress MLA Sanjay Pathak, who quit the party alleging ill-treatment, today formally joined the BJP in the presence of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Welcoming Pathak, who is an MLA from Vijayraghogarh seat in Katni district, Chouhan said, “His honour will be protected in the BJP.”

“Today is an auspicious day as per the Hindu calendar and Pathak is joining BJP on this day to strengthen the ruling party in the state,” he said.

Before joining BJP, Pathak resigned from Congress and his membership in the State Assembly.

Pathak said he resigned from the Congress as the grand old party no longer remained the party of Nehru and Gandhi. He also denied reports that he is joining BJP to protect his mining business.

“If that was the case then I would have joined BJP about six years back,” he added.

Besides Pathak, another Congress leader Rajendra Singh Gehlot also joined BJP on the occasion.

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  1. I
    Mar 31, 2014 at 11:41 am
    Sidhu had very fine journey with BJP for almost 10 years.this time due to cirstances he cannot be given the seat . It is the duty of a disciplined worker to abide what party says. and sidhu did exactly that
    1. N
      neha agrawal
      Apr 2, 2014 at 2:09 am
      One more mining mafia joins BJP. MLA sanjay pathak is accused of doing 5000 cr mining scam. Google it for more info.s:en.m.wikipedia/wiki/Mining...
      1. A
        Mar 31, 2014 at 9:39 am
        Your honour will be protected like NS Sidhu!!!!
        1. S
          Mar 31, 2014 at 8:11 am
          It took so long for him even to understand that it is no longer party of hi and Nehru, with such innocence how can he handle such high position in future ????