Congress’s Vagra taluka common secretary Imran Bhatti joined the BJP with greater than 200 supporters, all Muslims youths, in Bharuch district Tuesday. BJP legislator Arunsinh Rana and social gathering’s district unit president Marutisinh Atodariya welcomed the newcomers, most of whom are residents of Vasti Khandali and Chanchvel villages, sources mentioned.
The BJP had gained from the Vagra Meeting seat, whereas the taluka panchayat went to the social gathering just lately after an elected Congress consultant defected to the previous.
Bhatti (29), who earlier gained the Youth Congress election, has been the Congress’s common secretary from the Vagra Meeting constituency since 2016. A 2015 district-level karate champion, Bhatti had gained the state championship in 2016 and the nationwide championship in 2017. In 2018, he gained a global championship within the 100-kilogramme class at an occasion held in Dubai.
On Wednesday, Bhatti mentioned he joined the BJP because it doesn’t consider in any caste, creed, or faith. “I need to work for my group and my individuals, so I’ve joined the social gathering… Congress leaders painting the BJP as an anti-Muslim social gathering and create worry among the many group, however I’ve not seen any such factor among the many BJP leaders in Bharuch and Vagra,” he added.
Bhatti additionally thanked the BJP for supporting him throughout the national- and international-level championships.
BJP MLA from Vagra seat Arunsinh Rana mentioned this was for the primary time that such numerous Muslim youths had joined the BJP in Vagra. “We welcome them… I’ve religion that educated Muslim youths becoming a member of our social gathering will solely make the BJP stronger,” he mentioned.
Welcoming the Congress supporters into the social gathering fold, Bharuch district BJP president Marutisinh Atodariya mentioned, “Vagra has given one of the best instance to the nation that BJP doesn’t consider in any caste, creed, or faith.”