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Another Setback for Congress as Close Aide of Gandhi Family Resigns Amid Polls, Joins BJP

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Tajinder Singh Bittu was appointed as All India Congress Committee secretary and co-incharge of Himachal Pradesh by Sonia Gandhi in December 2021. His exit is likely to hurt the party’s prospects in Himachal Pradesh in the ongoing 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Amid the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, India’s main opposition party Congress suffered another setback as Tajinder Singh Bittu, a close aide of the party's general secretary, Priyanka Gandhi, resigned from the primary membership of the Grand Old Party on Saturday.
Bittu, who was also the All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary and co-incharge of Himachal Pradesh, tendered his resignation to Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge.
Bittu did not cite any reason behind leaving the party and resigning from the post.

“I hereby tender my resignation from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress and from my post AICC, secretary Co-Incharge of Himachal Pradesh, effective immediately", he wrote in a letter.

The development came a day after India voted in the first phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Bittu joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the party headquarters in New Delhi in the presence of federal minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and party General Secretary Vinod Tawde.
Leaders from the opposition INDIA alliance raise their hands together in a show of unity during a protest rally against the suspension of more than 140 lawmakers from parliament, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Dec. 22, 2023. - Sputnik India, 1920, 04.04.2024
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