Former Congress Minister Kripashankar Singh joined Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Kripashankar Singh joined BJP in the presence of former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and party state president Chandrakant Patil at State Office in Mumbai Nariman Point.
Singh had served as the head of the Mumbai Congress from 2008 to 2012. He resigned from Congress in 2019 in the run-up to the state Assembly elections.
Singh’s move comes in the run up to the elections to the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) slated for 2022 for which BJP has already launched Mission 2022 with a resolve to defeat Shiv Sena.
Speaking to ANI, Maharashtra BJP leader Madhav Bhandari said "Kripashankar Singh has been a big leader and has a relevance in Mumbai politics, he has been in touch since last few months."
When asked if he is being given any big responsibility being a north Indian face and as BMC elections are close, Bhandari said, "Definitely Singh has been a big face in the city, however, whatever responsibility will be given it will be decided by the party and will be announced soon."
(With inputs from ANI)