Jitin Prasada, Minister of State gives vague reply to questions on BJP Switch, Congress stated Rumours as ‘Bullshit.’ Jitin Prasada neither confirms nor deny rumours of him accompanying BJP.
“There should be some basis for such a question. Why should I answer a hypothetical question?” ANI cited Prasada as saying.
However, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala had stated the rumours of Prasad being bothered with the party leadership.
“I have known Jitin Prasada for a long time. I don’t generally use such words but the reports of Jitin Prasada joining BJP are bullshit,” Surjewala had said.
Jitin Prasada was a central minister in the UPA government. He won the Dhaurahra seat in 2009 on a Congress ticket. Reports also said that he was on his path to the BJP office and may be drafted into the party at 4 pm on Friday.
The advancement would come as a massive blow to the Congress. Specifically when its president Rahul Gandhi, just weeks ahead the Lok Sabha elections in April and May. Prasada, a two-time Congress MP from Dhaurahra, is very dear to Rahul Gandhi.
In its first list of 184 candidates declared for the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, the BJP did not declare a candidate for Dhaurahra.