Kamal Nath’s close aide Syed Zafar joins BJP, several Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders follow suit

  • Congress media department chairman KK Mishra said Syed Zafar was not holding any post in the party at present.

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Updated18 Mar 2024, 04:20 PM IST
MP Congress general secretary Maneesha Dubey also recently joined the BJP. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO/Representative image)
MP Congress general secretary Maneesha Dubey also recently joined the BJP. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO/Representative image)(HT_PRINT)

In a setback to the Congress in Madhya Pradesh, former chief minister Kamal Nath's close associate Syed Zafar joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday, reported news agency PTI.

With the schedule out for Lok Sabha elections 2024, former Congress spokesperson Syed Zafar joined the saffron party in Bhopal in the presence of Chief Minister Mohan Yadav and the party’s state head VD Sharma.

Zafar was considered a close associate of Congress veteran Kamal Nath. According to his X profile, he was currently holding the post of MP Congress general secretary.

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Apart from this, the Bahujan Samaj Party’s (BSP) state in-charge Ramsakha Verma also joined the BJP.

However, state Congress media department chairman KK Mishra said Zafar was not holding any post in the party at present.

In early March, speculations were rife that Nath might switch over to the BJP. But he later refuted such reports, referring to them as the 'creation of media'.

Others who joined the BJP include MP Congress general secretary Maneesha Dubey, a BJP spokesperson informed.

Also, former Union minister Suresh Pachouri, former MP from Dhar Lok Sabha seat Gajendra Singh Rajukhedi, and several other Congress leaders joined the BJP in March.

With agency inputs.

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First Published:18 Mar 2024, 04:20 PM IST
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