Top Cong leader re­turns to BJP

Hindustan Times (Patna) - - FRONT PAGE -

AHMED­ABAD: Gu­jarat Congress vice-pres­i­dent and Dalit leader Girish Par­mar on Wed­nes­day joined the BJP, which promptly fielded him from the Danil­imda re­served SC seat in Ahmed­abad. Par­mar left Congress be­cause he was an­gry over the party field­ing sit­ting MLA Shailesh Par­mar from the seat.

Par­mar was orig­i­nally a BJP leader who joined Shankersinh Vaghela when he split the BJP in the mid-1990s and went on to form the government. Par­mar was a cab­i­net min­is­ter in that government. He re­mained in Vaghela’s band­wagon when the lat­ter joined Congress in 1998.

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