Days before assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh two sitting legislators from opposition have joined the ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP).
On Wednesday, Congress legislator from Raibareli Aditi Singh joined BJP in the presence of state president Swtantra Deo Singh. Congress had suspended Aditi few months back after she had defied party whips in the state assembly and spoke against it. What is more embarrassing for Congress is that Aditi had won from the Raibareili city assembly segment, which falls under the Parliament seat of Sonia Gandhi.
Another sitting legislator from Bahujan Samaj Party, Vandana Singh too joined BJP on Wednesday. Vandana is MLA from Sagdi assembly segment of Azamgarh district. She too was shown doors from BSP after voting against party nominee in the Rajya Sabha elections early this year.
It may be mentioned that early this month, another sitting legislator Subhash Pasi had left Samajwadi Party to join BJP. Pasi is legislator from Saidpur assembly segment in Gazipur district. Similarly sitting BJP legislator from Sitapur, Rakesh Rahtore had joined Samajwadi party. Six BSP legislator too had joined Samajwadi party a month back.