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Uttarakhand: Senior Congress leader Yashpal Arya joins BJP

Arya joined BJP in the presence of BJP national president Amit Shah during a function held in Delhi. Arya's son Sanjeev Arya is also expected to follow suit.

Published: January 16, 2017 12:39 pm
yashpal-759 Congress leader and state cabinet minister Yashpal Arya. (File)

Just a month ahead of assembly elections in Uttarakhand, senior Congress leader and state cabinet minister Yashpal Arya joined the BJP on Monday. The move comes as a jolt to the faction-ridden party in the state.

Arya joined BJP in the presence of BJP national president Amit Shah during a function held in Delhi. Arya’s son Sanjeev Arya is also expected to follow suit.

State Irrigation Minister Arya is a six-term MLA. Arya, it is learnt, had been upset with Chief Minister Harish Rawat over the later’s style of functioning and was feeling increasingly ignored. Arya also wanted to field his son in the elections that seemed unlikely.Uttarakhand goes to polls on February 15.

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    IML sood
    Jan 16, 2017 at 7:40 pm
    It is nothing but Pappu's effect as where ever he goes a new crack develops in Cong. old worn out ship. Pappu will help in its Mukti and result of Cong. Mukt India is expected soon.
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      IML sood
      Jan 16, 2017 at 7:35 pm
      Nothing but Pappu's effect, where ever he goes Cong. ship develops new cracks. How long old worn out sinking ship can survive, Pappu will give Mukti soon.
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        Aditya
        Jan 16, 2017 at 12:40 pm
        So two leaders have got a new home. Sidhu in Congress and Arya in BJP. I believe they did not find their earlier homes cozy enough during these harsh winter conditions.
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          Manzoor
          Jan 16, 2017 at 7:19 am
          Now bhakts enjoy the ghar wapsi of Mr. Arya. Something is better than nothing.
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            V.N.Misra
            Jan 16, 2017 at 9:50 am
            बीजेपी सावधान हो जाय,ज्यादा दल बदले रखना खतरनाक हो सकते हैं ।ऐसे लोग आपनी बेईमानी को छिपाने तो BJP में तो नहीं आरहे हैं?
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