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Himachal Pradesh: Senior Congress leader and working president Harsh Mahajan joins BJP ahead of assembly polls

Before the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh, the Congress has suffered a major setback. Harsh Mahajan, senior leader and working president of Congress's Himachal Pradesh unit, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Before the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh, the Congress has suffered a major setback. Harsh Mahajan, senior leader and working president of Congress’s Himachal Pradesh unit, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday. In the presence of Union Minister Piyush Goyal and National General Secretary Vinod Tawde, he joined the party at the BJP headquarters here. Mahajan was made the working president of the Pradesh Congress Committee in May this year.

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On this occasion, Union Minister Piyush Goyal welcomed Harsh Mahajan and expressed confidence that the BJP government would be formed again in Himachal Pradesh. He said that earlier there was a perception about the hill states that the party which is in power does not form the government again, but recently in Uttarakhand BJP has broken this myth. Mahajan’s joining BJP is being considered a big setback ahead of the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh later this year.

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Harsh Mahajan, while addressing the media after joining the BJP, took a dig at the Congress leadership, praising the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that as long as Virbhadra Singh was there, Congress was there but today Congress has become directionless and leaderless in Himachal Pradesh. Harsh Mahajan said, there is neither leader (leader) nor vision (view) in Congress. It’s just the secret of mother and son.

Singh’s wife Pratibha Singh is the state Congress president now and their son Vikramaditya Singh is a party MLA. Nothing has been left in the Congress after the death of the former chief minister, he told reporters.

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