Vaartha Online Highlights – Big shock to Congress..Senior leader RPN Singh resigns
New Delhi: Another setback for the Mande Congress party in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Ratanjit Pratap Narayan Singh, who has been active in politics for nearly four decades, has resigned from the party. RPN Singh submitted his resignation letter to party president Sonia Gandhi. RPN Singh, who is in-charge of Jharkhand Congress, has announced his resignation from the Congress. RPN Singh on Tuesday sent his resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi. RPN Singh has already tweeted, ‘As the whole country celebrates Republic Day today, I am starting a new chapter in my political life. “Jai Hind,” he said on Twitter.
RPN Singh was also elected as a Congress MLA from Padruna Assembly seat in 1996, 2002 and 2007. RPN Singh came third in the 1999 Lok Sabha elections. Ranked second in 2004. In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, Ratanjit Pratap Narayan Singh (RPN Singh) won the election. During the UPA II government he served as the Assistant Minister for Surface Transport and Roads, the Assistant Minister for Petroleum and the Union Assistant Minister for Home Affairs. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, RPN Singh lost to BJP candidate Rajesh Pandey by 85,540,000 votes.
On the other hand, credible sources said that he may join the BJP today. He may be wearing an amber scarf at an event in Delhi.
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