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Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018: Ghanaram Sahu, ex-Congress vice president joins BJP in presence of Amit Shah

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 12 November 2018, 17:37 IST

Ghanaram Sahu, ex-Congress vice president joins BJP in presence of Amit Shah. Sahu gave loose shock to Rahul Gandhi by stepping down as Chhattisgarh Congress vice-president hours before the first phase polling.

Sahu sighted the role and his responsibility in the election and said that, being an office member, he should have been given a major role to play in the election but instead, he was sidelined.

In his resignation letter, Sahu wrote that he was being "mentally harassed" by the Congress party president of the state Bhupesh Baghel. He said, "Although I am a Congress officebearer, I was not given a role to play in various activities organised before the election... I have always been a dedicated member of the party, but everything has a limit. As the state Congress chief has been trying to drive me out of the party for some time now, I have decided to resign as state vice-president and give up its primary membership."

The jolt to the Congress party just before the election has not gone in a fruitful way, and earlier, it was Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee working president Ram Dayal, who resigned fro the party and had joined the BJP on October 13.

The voting for the 18 constituencies have begu in Chhattisgarh, in the first phase of polling and the second phase, with 72 constituencies, will vote on November 20.

First published: 12 November 2018, 17:37 IST
 
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