Vikra­ma­ditya, Son of Karan Singh, Joins Congress

The Day After - - STATES DIARY -

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.

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