National Desk: A day after joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Jitin Prasada said on Thursday that he had "broken contact" between the party and the people of Uttar Pradesh, not because of any person or for any post. left because of Prasad has served as a Union minister in the Congress-led UPA government and his family has been associated with the party for three generations.
Prasad joined the BJP on Wednesday and described the BJP as the "only true national party" in the country. Prasad was among 23 Congress leaders who wrote to party president Sonia Gandhi in October last year, demanding organizational change in the party. He did not blame any person for leaving the party.
Prasad said on Thursday, "I did not leave Congress because of any person or for any post. The reason I left the Congress was because there was a disconnect between the party and the people and that is the reason its vote share is decreasing in Uttar Pradesh and there is no plan to bring the party back on track,"
Prasad said. Said that his decision to join the BJP was taken after discussion and deliberation. He said that he wanted to serve his people, his state and the nation. He said that while in Congress he could not protect the interests of his people. He said that BJP is the only institutionalized national party in the country.