On expected lines the former Union Minister and well known tribal leader of Chhattisgarh, Arvind Netam, today joined in the Congress in the presence of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.
It is as yet being described as ‘ghar wapasi’ of the leader.
It is because, Netam at one time was one of the prominent faces of the Bastar and he is known to be working with the tribals for their welfare for quite some time now.
Congress is hopeful that his return to the party fold would further strengthen the party’s poll prospects in the upcoming state election.
This is because the Congress is already having substantial presence in the Bastar and Surguja and would want to retain its hold on those crucial areas of the state.
Netam had for long been associated with Sohan Potai in a new political party.