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In first defection before polls, Congress Haryana MP to join BJP

Thursday, 13 February 2014 - 6:00am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: dna

After 35 years with the Congress, Member of Parliament from Haryana, Inderjit Singh, resigned from the party on Wednesday to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today. He resigned from his Lok Sabha seat.
BJP sources confirmed that Inderjit will join the party on Thursday at party headquarters.

Inderjit was in the news recently for demanding a probe into the land deals of industrialist and Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, and saying that Vadra should be punished if found guilty. Inderjit has also been a staunch rival of Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

Inderjit's father, Rao Birender Singh, had been a Union minister in the cabinets of former prime ministers Indira Gandhi in 1980 and Rajiv Gandhi in 1985.

Inderjit said he feels the Congress has abandoned its old policy of caring for the poor and that he is looking forward to working with BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi.

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