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) seat.

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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