BJP MP Jayant’s son has joined party, says Cong; Yashwant denies | India News

HAZARIBAG: Former Union minister and BJP’s outgoing Hazaribag MP Jayant Sinha’s son, Arish Sinha, caused a flutter on Tuesday when he turned up at a Congress rally in Jharkhand’s Barhi to back the party’s nominee for the seat, Jai Prakash Bhai Patel.
AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge‘s presence there fuelled speculation about Arish breaking free of his father’s political lineage.AICC general secretary and spokesperson Rakesh Sinha said Arish, who was welcomed on stage with a scarf, had joined Congress. The Sinhas quickly denied it, with Arish’s grandfather Yashwant Sinha, who is with Trinamool Congress, saying the family would have convened a presser if it were so.
Jharkhand Congress president Rajesh Thakur said Arish attended the event as a representative of his grandfather.
“We had invited Yashwant ji to the rally in Barhi alongside Kharge ji, but due to his age and hot weather, he decided to send his grandson as his representative. We were happy to welcome him.”Jayant’s media in-charge Anil Kumar Sinha said the reports originated from a party he didn’t name. He said the “mischief” was meant to malign Jayant Sinha’s image.
Jayant missed out on a BJP ticket to contest the Hazaribag seat this time while his father is backing the INDIA bloc nominee. This means the constituency doesn’t have a contestant from the Sinha family for the first time since 1998. BJP has fielded sitting Sadar MLA Manish Jaiswal in the seat.

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