Vikramaditya, Son of Karan Singh, Joins Congress
Nearly a year after quitting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Vikramaditya Singh, elder son of veteran Congress leader Dr Karan Singh, formally joined the Congress party in Srinagar last fortnight. Vikramaditya was a PDP MLC in the J&K legislative council, but he subsequently resigned in protest three years before completion of his term. The scion of Dogra dynasty—though a late entrant into politics—ultimately decided to join the party his father has been associated with for more than five decades. Vikramaditya joined the Congress in presence of the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress general secretary and in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir Ambika Soni and J&K Congress president Ghulam Ahmad Mir. After the AICC event, Vikramaditya met the Congress president Rahul Gandhi at his residence where he was formally inducted into the party in presence of Ashok Gehlot.