In a setback to the ruling saffron party in Madhya Pradesh, as many as 50 BJP workers on Saturday joined the Congress party in the presence of the Leader of Opposition in the state assembly, Ajay Singh, at Kandhwar in Sidhi district.
Kandhwar is in Singh’s Assembly constituency, Churhat.
The Congress leader claimed that workers of the ruling party were “feeling suffocated” and had “lost faith in it”, reported news agency PTI.
Taking a potshot at Shivraj Singh Chouhan government’s claims of development, Singh said that at the ground level “happiness and development are totally missing.”
People were looking for a change as their faith in the saffron party was fast eroding, he claimed.