As Chhattisgarh Congress stalwart Ram Dayal Uike joined in BJP today, Congress was in for a jolt.
Forced to reconcile with the reality, Congress leadership in Chhattisgarh took time to react to the development.
The Uike switching to BJP came in at a time when the state election is just a month away.
Congress leader TS Singhdeo said that Uike was given due respect and position in the party and that his switching of the party is beyond comprehension.
Congress Incharge for Chhattisgarh PL Punia said that people come and go as they please during the election and that it makes no difference in the party.
He said that Congress will nonetheless win the election and make it to power this time around.
It need be mentioned that Bhupesh Baghel, the Chhattisgarh Congress President, said that Uike is better off in BJP.
It need be mentioned that Congress has so far not been able to release its first list of candidates for first phase of poll in Chhattisgarh.
There is worry within the party that this might come at a cost to the campaigning for the candidate.>