Mahua Moitra takes a dig: Congress leader and former Union Minister RPN Singh has resigned from the party on Tuesday and joined BJP. TMC MP Mahua Moitra has taken a jibe at RPN Singh leaving Congress. Lok Sabha MP from Krishnanagar, West Bengal Mahua Moitra tweeted, ‘ “Heavyweight” or “Deadweight”? Those who have not won a seat in over a decade moving to BJP on election eve.’
RPN Singh shared his resignation letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Twitter. In a tweet, he said, “Today, when the entire nation is celebrating Republic Day, I am starting a new chapter in my political life. Jai Hind. He resigned from the primary membership of the Congress, thanking Sonia Gandhi for giving him a chance to serve the country, the people and the party.
P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram has also reacted to RPN Singh leaving the Congress. He wrote that RPN Singh joined the shameful list in which Jitin Prasad and Jyotiraditya Scindia were. On the other hand, Congress leader Supriya Shrinate said that Congress is fighting this battle, for this it is necessary to be strong. Calling RPN Singh a coward, she wrote that cowards cannot fight in this battle.
RPN Singh, who was the MP of Kushinagar, belongs to the Padrauna royal family. He has also defeated Swami Prasad Maurya in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. It is believed that BJP can get RPN Singh to contest against Swami Prasad Maurya from Padrauna assembly seat of Kushinagar. In such a situation, there can be a tough struggle for Swami Prasad Maurya on the seat.