New Delhi, Oct 17: The son of Former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh, Manvendra Singh, who quit the Bharatiya Janata Party last month, joined the Congress on Wednesday.
“I met Rahul Gandhi in the morning today and he welcomed me into the Party. I have confidence that my supporters will continue to support me”, he told media.
Manvendra Singh had resigned from BJP on September 22.
Singh had announced the decision during “Swabhimaan Rally” in Pachpadra of Barmer district. He raised a slogan “Kamal Ka Phool, Badi Bhool” in the rally and said that he had been maintaining silence for the last four-and-a-half years obeying senior leaders of the party. “But, now I have lost all my patience.”
Speculation regarding his joining the Congress party was making rounds soon after he quit the ruling party.
However, he did not open his cards during or after the rally.
Manvendra is a sitting legislator from Sheo. His relationship with the BJP turned sour in 2014 when the party refused to give a ticket to his father and former Union Minister Jaswant Singh.
The latter participated in the elections as an independent candidate but witnessed a defeat to the BJP candidate Sonaram Chaudhary.