SRINAGAR: Two former National Conference legislators among dozen workers joined the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in Jammu on Sunday.
According to reports BJP national general secretary and Jammu and Kashmir in-charge Tarun Chugh and JK President BJP Ravinder Raina welcomed the new entrants into the party.
Earlier provincial president National Conference Davinder Singh Rana along with senior party colleague and former minister Slathia had joined the BJP in Delhi.
Reports said that most of those who joined the BJP, including both the former legislators Prem Sagar Aziz and Kamal Arora, are considered close to Rana.
“Aziz, former deputy mayor Dharamvir Singh Jamwal, provincial secretary Choudhary Arshid, Samba district president Mohinder Gupta, corporator Ashok Manhas and senior workers Som Nath Khajura and Sardar Succha Singh recently resigned from the National Conference in Rana’s support,” said the reports.
Kamal Arora, who had won assembly elections on the National Conference ticket in the 2014 polls, had joined Apni Party in March last year. He along with district president of Apni Party Rinku Bhardwaj joined the BJP.