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Natwar`s son, Jagat Singh, joins BJP

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 00:00

Jaipur, Nov 17: Jagat Singh, BSP leader and son of
former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh, joined the BJP
in Jaipur on Monday.

He joined the party in the presence of Rajasthan Chief
Minister Vasundhara Raje and other leaders at her residence,
a BJP spokesman said.

The development came two days after BJP MP Vishwendra
Singh quit the Lok Sabha and joined the Congress. Singh also
resigned as political advisor to the Rajasthan Chief Minister.

Before embracing the BJP, Jagat, a state BSP functionary,
held parleys with Raje on the poll scenario in Bharatpur where
Vishwendra is said to have considerable influence.

In its first list for upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the
BSP had announced Jagat`s candidature from Jaipur (Rural)

When contacted, a senior BSP leader said he had no
information about Jagat`s resignation from the party.

Jagat was expelled from the Congress for anti-party
activities in the aftermath of oil-for-food scam in which his
father Natwar Singh was an accused.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 00:00
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