Naveen Jindal, Sita Soren Among BJP's Newest Members Who Got Tickets: 5 Points

Naveen Jindal and Sita Soren, who just joined BJP, have got tickets

New Delhi:
The fifth list of candidates of the BJP for the Lok Sabha elections include some people who have crossed over to the party from other organisations. These include industrialist Naveen Jindal, and former Jharkhand Mukti Morcha MLA Sita Soren.

Here’s your 5-point cheatsheet:

  1. Mr Jindal was also a Congress MP. He represented Kurukshetra constituency in the Lok Sabha from 2004 to 2014 as a Congress MP. This time, he said he wants to contribute to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agenda of ‘Viksit Bharat’.

  2. Mr Jindal had lost from Kurukshetra in 2014. He said the country has progressed under PM Modi’s leadership in the past 10 years, and many historic steps such as the scrapping of Article 370 under the Constitution have been taken.

  3. The dream of having a Ram temple in Ayodhya has also been realised, Mr Jindal said. The BJP has said Mr Jindal’s presence in the party will help the government’s agenda of boosting the country’s economy and prosperity.

  4. Sita Soren is the sister-in-law of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren. She will contest from Dumka (Scheduled Tribes) constituency. She joined the BJP on March 20, citing “isolation” and “neglect” by the JMM since her husband Durga Soren’s death in 2009.

  5. Sita Soren was first elected MLA from Jama in 2009. She then became the JMM’s national general secretary. She won the Jharkhand assembly election from Jama again in 2014 and 2019.

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