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In A Major Blow Ahead Of Chhattisgarh Elections, Senior Congress Leader Ramdayal Uike Joins BJP

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| October 13 , 2018 , 15:32 IST

In a major setback to the Congress Party ahead of the state elections, a senior leader of the party dumped it and joined hands with the Bhartiya Janta Party on Saturday.

Senior Congress leader Ram Dayal Uike joined the BJP. Uike, who was the state executive president of the party was inducted into the Bhartiya Janta Party.

National President of the Bhartiya Janta Party Amit Shah in the presence of Chief Minister Raman Singh welcomed the Congress leader in Bilaspur.

The Former Congress leader accused the party of ignoring interests of tribals. Uike said, “Tribal leaders are neglected and not favoured in the Congress. There is a difference in what they say and what they do.”

He further added, “Congress has neglected interest of tribals, backward and poor people and I am sad since I am a tribal leader. Chief Minister Raman Singh has been making efforts for overall development of tribals and backward people and his development-oriented policies have impressed me to rejoin my old party.”

Attacking the Congress’s Chattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel who is accused in a case of Sex CDs, the former Congress leader said, "I had been feeling suffocated in Congress for the last several years. Congress has diverted from its ideology and principles. The CD politics of Congress has tarnished its image. State Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel has maligned the image of the party by encouraging the obscene CD politics."