New Delhi: Minister of State (I/C) Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore responded over Jaswant Singh’s son Manvendra Singh joining Congress. Rathore said, “It’s Manvendra Singh’s decision. His father Jaswant Singh spent his entire life fighting with Congress. BJP gave him respect as Finance and Defence Minister. It’s the same Congress party that didn’t appoint any Rajput from Rajasthan as minister in Centre in 70 years.”
At a press conference held by leaders of Congress earlier today, Manvendra Singh said, “I met Rahul Gandhi in the morning today and he welcomed me into the Party. I have confidence that my supporters will continue to support me.” Jaswant Singh was the founding member of Bharatiya Janata Party and a former cabinet minister.
Manvendra Singh had become estranged with BJP in the past few years.