Rajkumari Ratna Singh attending a rally led by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday in Pratapgarh. Photo/ANI
Rajkumari Ratna Singh attending a rally led by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday in Pratapgarh. Photo/ANI

Ahead of bypolls, jolt to Cong as former MP Ratna Singh joins BJP

ANI | Updated: Oct 15, 2019 15:02 IST

Pratapgarh (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct 15 (ANI): In a jolt to the Congress, its former MP Rajkumari Ratna Singh from Pratapgarh on Tuesday joined Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here.
Ratna, a three-time Congress MP from Pratapgarh, along with her supporters joined the BJP at an election rally in Pratapgarh.
The rally was held in support of BJP-Apna Dal (Sonelal) candidate Rajkumar Pal, who is contesting the 21 October assembly by-polls. Pratapgarh is among the 11 assembly seats due to go for bypolls.
Ratna Singh is the daughter of Dinesh Singh, who had served as a former External Affairs Minister in 1969-70 and 1993-1995. He had also served as a Deputy Minister in the Ministry of External Affairs in 1962-66.
Ratna, an erstwhile royal from the princely state of Kalankar, enjoys popularity in the region and is considered close to senior Congress leader Pramod Tiwari. (ANI)

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