Ranchi/Hazaribag, Nov 10: Former BJP MLA from Jharkhand's Barhi constituency, Uma Shankar Akela, on Sunday joined the Congress ahead of the Assembly polls in the state.
Akela joined the Congress in New Delhi in the presence of AICC in-charge RPN Singh and Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee president Rameshwar Oraon, Hazaribag district Congress leader Devraj Kushwaha said.
Kushwaha claimed that Akela joined the Congress after not being given a BJP ticket from Barhi Assembly seat in the upcoming elections in the state. Akela had won the Barhi seat in the 2009 Assembly elections, but lost in the 2014 polls ...
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