Manvendra set to join Congress tomorrow

Former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh’s son Manvendra Singh, who quit the BJP last month, is likely to join the Congress, tomorrow. According to  Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot, he will join Congress on the auspicious day of Maha Durgaashtami on October 17 in New Delhi at 10 am.

Speculation regarding his joining the Congress party was doing the rounds soon after he quit the ruling party during a mammoth Swabhiman Rally organised at Pachpadra in Rajasthan’s Barmer.

Singh is a sitting legislator from Sheo and should join the Congress along with his wife. A few other BJP members might also join the Congress, informed sources said.

Singh’s relationship with the BJP turned sour in 2014 when the party refused to give a ticket to his father and former Defence Minister Jaswant Singh. The latter contested the elections as an independent candidate but lost to the BJP candidate Sonaram Chaudhary.

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