Senior Congress leader from Uttar Pradesh Jitin Prasad joined BJP on Wednesday. He took membership of the party after reaching the BJP headquarters. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal got him the membership of BJP. Before reaching the party office, Jitin Prasad met Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP Chief JP Nadda and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. Welcoming Jitin Prasad to BJP, Piyush Goyal said that he has been engaged in the service of Uttar Pradesh for a long time. Goyal said that he was only 27 years old when his father Jitendra Prasad passed away. Since then he was engaged in the service of UP. He has played a big role in the politics of Uttar Pradesh.
Just before the UP elections, the Congress had suffered a setback. In the
last assembly elections, the Congress had tried to cultivate the Brahmin fraternity and had also declared Sheila Dikshit as the CM candidate before the announcement of the alliance with the SP. Jitin Prasad is considered to have a good hold in this community. Apart from this, Jitin Prasad is one of those leaders of Congress, whose image has been clean and he has been beyond controversies. In such a situation, his going to BJP is a big setback for Congress.
Jitin Prasad had congratulated CM Yogi, since then there were speculations
Jitin Prasad had wished UP CM Yogi Adityanath on his birthday. Apart from this, he had also removed the mention of himself being a Congress leader from the tweet. Since then, discussions started about him. He was about to join the BJP during the last Lok Sabha elections, but the Congress was successful in persuading him.
BJP will get help in wooing the upper castes,
although after the Lok Sabha elections, the discussions of their displeasure had started once again. It was being said that he was angry about his neglect in the Lok Sabha elections. The entry of Jitin Prasad, who belongs to the Brahmin caste, can be important in terms of wooing the upper castes. Jitin Prasad, son of Congress veteran Jitendra Prasad, has been counted among the close people of Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi. This is a big loss for the Congress, especially ahead of the assembly elections next year.
Jitin Prasad had formed the organization named Brahmin Chetna Parishad
Jitin Prasad was having resentment in the Congress for a long time and due to lack of reconciliation, he founded the organization named Brahmin Chetna Parishad after the Lok Sabha elections. He has been working among the Brahmin fraternity for a long time. His coming to the party may prove beneficial amid speculations of Brahmins’ displeasure with the BJP in UP. In 2017 also, BJP had included many leaders coming from other parties before the assembly elections. In such a situation, the entry of Jitin Prasad is a sign of BJP being active for the UP assembly elections.