Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP on Saturday received a shot in the arm as former Kathua MLA Charanjit Singh along with thousands of his workers, well-wishers and supporters joined the party at its jam-packed Logate Morh office.
BJP national vice-president Avinash Rai Khanna, Kathua district president Prem Nath Dogra, former minister Rajiv Jasrotia among others were present on the occasion.
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Charanjit Singh is widely acclaimed as honest, dedicated and a celebrated mass leader. He is also known as a giant killer when he as an independent in 2008 he defeated two former ministers, Choudhary Lal Singh and Babu Singh from Kathua Assembly constituency.
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Singh’s joining BJP is likely to boost the electoral prospects of the saffron party which has been facing a challenge after its former leader Lal Singh decided to contest from Udhampur constituency as an independent.
A few days earlier, senior Congress leader and former minister Sham Lal Sharma had joined BJP.
Sham Lal Sharma, a firebrand politician, who always takes cudgel even against senior party leaders, enjoys good influence in Chamb, Akhnoor and Raipur Domana assembly constituencies which form part of Jammu Lok Sabha constituency.
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