Independent MLA from Uttarakhand joined BJP

Ram Singh Kaira, an independent MLA from Uttarakhand, joined the BJP on Friday, becoming the third legislator from the state to do so in recent weeks as the ruling party bolsters its ranks ahead of the assembly elections there.

New Delhi:The Bhimtal MLA joined the BJP in the presence of Union minister Smriti Irani, party’s general secretary Dushyant Kumar Gautan and its media head and an MP from the state, Anil Baluni.

Kaira said the hilly region has been developing under the BJP rule with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the helm at the Centre.

The BJP is full of nationalism and works for people, said the former Congress leader, who had won as an independent in the last assembly polls.

Welcoming Kaira in the BJP, Irani said it is a matter of happiness that he joined the party after being impresses by the government’s work.

Baluni noted that Kaira was the third MLA from Uttarakhand to join the BJP in recent weeks, and said there is a strong pro-BJP wave in the state.

Uttarakhand BJP president Madan Kaushik lauded his work as an MLA and said his presence will further strengthen the party.

The state is likely to see a straight contest between the BJP and the Congress, even as the Aam Aadmi Party makes vigorous efforts to make its presence felt.

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