Impressed by the federal government’s resolution to scrap Jammu and Kashmir’s particular standing and the BJP’s huge Lok Sabha ballot victory, two leaders from the AAP and one from the Congress are “eager” to join the BJP, saffron occasion sources claimed on Saturday.
The three had been fielded by their events from separate Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi, however misplaced to their BJP rivals, they stated.
“They expressed their eagerness to join the party post Article 370 abrogation by the Modi government,” a prime Delhi BJP chief stated.
“These leaders contested the Lok Sabha polls from separate constituencies in Delhi and lost with big margins. They are now in touch with the BJP showing interest in joining the party,” the BJP chief stated.
After a failed try at stitching a pre-poll alliance for the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress and the AAP fielded candidates on all of the seven seats right here.
“Apart from their appreciation for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the way he ended special status of Jammu and Kashmir by scrapping Article 370, these three leaders have also been impressed by BJP’s massive victory in the Lok Sabha polls this year,” stated one other prime BJP chief, who’s in contact with the trio.
They had contested the Lok Sabha polls from South, North West and West Delhi seats, he stated, including they might join the BJP after its nationwide management offers a “green signal”.
“Two of them had contested Lok Sabha polls on the AAP ticket while one was fielded by the Congress,” he added
Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari stated many individuals had been enthusiastic about becoming a member of the occasion, however didn’t touch upon these particular instances.
“The charisma of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is drawing many people towards the BJP,” he stated.
The Delhi BJP sources claimed that led by Manoj Tiwari, their nationwide capital unit has managed to make inroads into the Purvanchali and Bihari pockets in Delhi, which had been thought-about AAP bastions.
“It also acted as another reason behind the three leaders decision to switch sides and join the BJP,” he stated.
The AAP had registered a stupendous victory within the 2015 Assembly polls, successful 67 of the 70 Assembly seats in Delhi, with the help of the Bhojpuri-speaking Eastern UP (Purvanchali) and Bihar natives settled within the metropolis.
“Tiwari is a well-known Bhojpuri actor-singer from Bihar. He has been able to solidly connect to this community which was evident in BJP’s impressive victories in municipal polls in 2017 and the Lok Sabha polls this year” they stated.
In the run up to the Assembly polls, scheduled early subsequent yr, the Delhi BJP has reportedly added round 17 lakh new members, with its leaders claiming will probably be a serious power for the occasion because it appears to be like to upstage the AAP within the nationwide capital.