Do you know that ‘Congress’ is now the chief of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh? Yes. The present UP BJP president Swatantra Singh’s real name is Congress Singh.
His father, a diehard Congressman, named him Congress Singh. He was a Congress leader for many years. But, few years ago, he joined the BJP. Ahead of joining the BJP, he hastily changed his name to Swatantra Singh. It is this name by which he is known now.
But, the interesting thing is that many children of Congress stalwarts are now in the BJP. For instance, senior Congressman HN Bahuguna’s daughter Rita Bahuguna Joshi is a minister in Adityanath Yogi cabinet. So is Siddharth Nath Singh, who is the grandson of Lal Bahadur Shastri.
Congress veteran Rajendra Kumari Bajpai’s son Harsh Vardhan Bajpai and former CM Veer Bahadur Singh’s son Fateh Bahdur Singh are BJP MLAs. Interestingly, Fateh Bahadur is a favourite of CM Yogi Adityanath.