New Delhi: Devender Singh Rana and Surjit Singh Slathia, the two prominent faces of the Jammu & Kashmir National Conference (NC) of the Jammu region joined the BJP at the party headquarters in New Delhi on Monday.
Devender and Slathia had resigned from the prime membership of JKNC on Sunday.
Both the leaders joined the BJP in presence of Union Ministers Hardeep Singh Puri, Dharmendra Pradhan, Jitendra Singh.
BJP J&K Inchrage and General Secretary Tarun Chugh, Former Dy CM of J&K Dr Nirmal Singh, BJP President(J&K) Ravinder Raina were present on the occasion in Delhi.
Three-time MLA from Nagrota Constituency Devender Singh Rana was the Provincial President of JKNC and the party’s face in the Jammu region.
Addressing a press conference after joining the party here, Devender Singh Rana said the Political narrative must start from Jammu for the entire Union territory to strengthen its echoes and culture.
“This narrative not only helps Jammu and Kashmir but the entire country. We are sure in the national interest the party will take people of Jammu and Kashmir forward,” he added.
He said there are some people who are trying to weaken the echoes but they will not succeed in it.