Gurgaon, 12 Feb(PTI): Rao Inderjit Singh, three-time Congress MP from Gurgaon, who had announced quitting the party, will join BJP on February 13.
“I have decided to join the BJP. The formal joining will take place at the party office in the presence of party president Rajnath Singh,” the rebel Congress MP said. He said that he has already held detailed discussions about his joining with Rajnath Singh as well as party’s Haryana affairs in-charge Harshavardhan and Jagdish Mukhi. He has also met senior BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley.
Singh said he was keen to contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. Though he did not say anything on whether he has been assured of a party ticket by the BJP, his joining ahead of elections and his keenness to contest indicates that ticket has been cleared by the BJP top brass. Though Rao Inderjit Singh had recently floated his own outfit ‘Insaaf Manch’ recently, he has openly been supporting Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate.
He sought a CBI probe into land deals of Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra several times.