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Haryana: Former Congress MLA Naresh Sharma joins Bharatiya Janata Party

File photo of BJP. Photograph:( PTI )

ANI Jhajjar, Haryana, India Oct 07, 2019, 03.06 PM (IST)

In yet another blow to the Congress party in the run-up to the Assembly elections in the state, its former MLA from Badli, Naresh Sharma joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday.

Sharma joined BJP in the presence of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar during his rally in Beri.

Sharma was elected as an MLA in 2005 and 2009.

This comes days after former Haryana Congress president Ashok Tanwar resigned from all election committees and the party's membership.

On Sunday, two former MLAs from the Congress and one from the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) along with many workers joined the BJP in the presence of the Chief Minister. 

Voting for the 90-member Haryana Assembly will be held on October 21 and the counting of votes is scheduled on October 24. 

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Naresh Sharma joined BJP in the presence of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar during his rally in Beri.