The Madhya Pradesh unit of the Congress suffered another blow on Sunday when its MLA, Sachin Birla, switched over to the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Sachin Birla joined the BJP at an event in Bediya, Madhya Pradesh, in the presence of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
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Birla is an MLA from Barwaha in the Khandwa Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Pradesh. It is slated to go for bypolls on October 30. Birla had defeated BJP candidate Hitendra Singh Solanki in the 2018 elections to become the MLA.
After Birla switched over to the BJP, the Madhya Pradesh Congress called it the “murder of democracy”.
A few weeks ago, former Congress MLA from poll-bound Jobat, Sulochana Rawat, joined the ruling BJP along with her son Vishal Rawat. Sulochana Rawat, who had won the elections on a Congress ticket from Jobat (ST) Assembly seat twice – in 1998 and 2008 – was considered that party”s potential candidate from this seat.
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