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Dausa BJP MP Harish Meena joins Congress

Harish Meena reached Delhi to meet Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief Sachin Pilot on Wednesday. The meeting was reportedly held amid speculations that the former IPS officer was joining the Congress party.

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November 14, 2018 5:57 pm

Dausa MLA Harishchandra Meena.

Jaipur: In a major jolt to the BJP ahead of the Rajasthan assembly elections 2018, Dausa MP from the party Harishchandra Meena joined the Congress on Wednesday.

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Harish Meena reached Delhi to meet Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief Sachin Pilot on Wednesday. The meeting was reportedly held amid speculations that the former IPS officer was joining the Congress party.

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The official announcement of Harishchandra Meena joining the Congress party has been made at the press conference in Delhi by senior Congress leaders including Avinash Pandey. Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot and others are present at the press conference.

Dausa MLA Harishchandra Meena is a retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and former director general of police (DGP). He served as DGP of Rajasthan from March 2009 to December 2013 which is recorded to be the longest tenure of a DGP in Rajasthan.

Harish Meena entered politics and joined Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2014. He is currently serving as Member of Parliament from Dausa, Rajasthan constituency.

Sources said that Meena was not happy ever since Kirori Lal Meena joined the BJP.

First published: November 14, 2018
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