JAIPUR: In a big setback for the ruling BJP Harish Chandra Meena, a BJP parliamentarian from Dausa, Rajasthan joined Congress Wednesday. Meena was the Director General of the state police before joining politics. His exit is seen as a big blow to the BJP, which is fighting for another term in Rajasthan.
Harish Meena represents Dausa which has substantial Meena and Gujjar votes. Meena, who joined the BJP in 2014, is a retired IPS officer who last served as the Director General of Police of Rajasthan from March 2009 to December 2013, the longest tenure of a DGP in the state.
The moves assumes significance on the wake of BJP’s efforts on the last six months to woo the Meena community. Harish Chandra Meena joined the Congress in the presence of former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot.
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