Another politician shifts loyalty: Senior Congress leader Kripashankar Singh to join BJP on Wednesday

There is a possibility that Singh may join BJP along with another senior Congress leader Harshvardhan Patil who also announced his decision to join the saffron party on September 10

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In a major setback to Congress, senior party leader Kripashankar Singh will join the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday. Kripashankar Singh submitted his resignation to Congress General Secretary Mallikarjun Kharge.

There is a possibility that Singh may join BJP along with another senior Congress leader Harshvardhan Patil who also announced his decision to join the saffron party on September 10. Earlier, Congress leader Urmila Matondkar also resigned over "in-house politics". 

This exodus of senior leaders from Congress comes ahead of the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections which are scheduled in mid-October this year. It was informed earlier that the State Election Commission (SEC) can announce the election dates after Ganesh Chaturthi.

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Singh has a stronghold among the North Indian community in Mumbai. However, after the senior Congress leader lost the assembly elections from Kalina seat in 2014, his influence in the party came into question. Moreover, his difference with former Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam is an open secret. 

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