Congress leader Jitin Prasada speaking to ANI on Saturday in New Delhi
Congress leader Jitin Prasada speaking to ANI on Saturday in New Delhi

The rumour is on: Cong's Jitin Prasada on reports of joining BJP

ANI | Updated: Mar 23, 2019 11:56 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 23 (ANI): Congress leader Jitin Prasada continued to maintain suspense over speculations about him joining the Bharatiya Janata Party.
On Friday, when quizzed by journalists over news about him switching over his loyalties to BJP, Prasada had termed these reports as hypothetical. On Saturday, he said 'the rumour is on' regarding this.
"The rumour is on. How can I comment on rumours? These are all rumours," Prasada told ANI.
On Friday when Prasada was asked by media persons if he was going to join BJP, the Congress leader responded by saying that the question is hypothetical and has no basis. He, however, did not make efforts to strongly deny these speculations or rubbish the rumours. 
Prasada's remarks come after reports that he was upset with his party as he wanted to be Congress candidate for Lok Sabha elections from Dhaurahra in Uttar Pradesh but was instead asked to contest from Lucknow against BJP leader Rajnath Singh.
Lok Sabha elections are scheduled to be held from April 11 and will go on till May 19 in seven phases. The polls in Uttar Pradesh will be held in all seven phases. The counting of votes will take place on May 23. (ANI)

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