TheRajya Sabha MP, Sanjay Singh, on Tuesday, resigned from the Congress and said that he will join the Bharatiya Janata Party. Singh, who hails from a royal family from Amethi, and a member of the Rajya Sabha from Assam, also resigned from the Upper House. The Rajya Sabha Chairman, M Venkaiah Naidu, has accepted the resignation.
Later, Singh told a press conference that he would join the BJP on Wednesday. He was earlier a BJP member and was elected to the Lok Sabha on the party ticket in the 90s. He also contested Lok Sabha election from Sultanpur against the BJP heavyweight, Mrs. Maneka Gandhi. Mrs. Gandhi won from that seat in the recent Lok Sabha election.
'There is a complete lack of communication in Congress party and the leadership is completely missing. Unfortunately, Congress is living in its past and is unaware of the future. I felt that in today's India, the Prime Minister,Mr. Narendra Modi, is leading country with the vision of 'sabka saath, sabka vishwas'. He is walking the talk and that's why the whole country is with him and so am I,' he told the media at his residence. He was accompanied by his wife Ameeta.
'I don't think a party, which lacks dialogue and leadership can do anything for the country. I have resigned from the party as well as my membership of Rajya Sabha.' Mr. Singh added. 'I have also resigned from Congress' ,Mrs. Singh's wife Ameeta said.