Former Minister, former MLA quit Congress
Jaipur: A former Rajasthan Minister has quit Congress and joined the Rashtrawadi Congress Party ahead of the Assembly elections in the state.
The former minister, Dula Ram, yesterday accepted membership of the RCP.
Former MLA Ashok Tanwar also quit Congress and joined Rashtriya Janata Party.
Tanwar had contested Assembly elections on Congress ticket in 1998 and won.
However, in 2008 he contested as an independent after being denied ticket to contest the polls, but he did not win.
RCP state chief Sanjay Kumar Singh said his party will field candidates for 50 out of 200 Assembly seats.
He said those leaving Congress will be accommodated in the party but not members defecting from BJP.
RJP state chief Golma Devi said her party would field candidates for 50 seats, out of which 10 candidates have already been announced.
Assembly elections will be held in Rajasthan on December 1.
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