BJP MLA from Tehri, Dhan Singh Negi joins Congress

To be fielded from Tehri against Kishore Upadhyaya who joined BJP

Friday, 28 January 2022 | PNS | Dehradun

After the loss of former Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Kishore Upadhyaya to BJP on Thursday morning the Congress was successful in roping in the Tehri MLA Dhan Singh Negi into its fold. As soon as Kishore joined the BJP and his candidature was declared by the party from Tehri, speculations were rife that the sitting MLA of the party from Tehri, Negi could join the Congress. In the afternoon Negi joined the Congress party in presence of the former chief minister and head of the campaign committee Harish Rawat. Later, in the evening, he was declared the Congress candidate from Tehri constituency. 

Earlier, in a sensational allegation, Negi claimed that Kishore Upadhyaya had purchased the BJP ticket from Tehri. After the exit of Kishore the Congress is now fielding Negi from the Tehri assembly constituency.

On Thursday morning the Congress party expelled former PCC president Kishore Upadhyaya for six years. In the expulsion letter the in charge of Uttarakhand Congress Devendra Yadav accused Kishore for indulging in anti party activities.

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