Kalyan Singh's party merges with BJP
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh's Jan Kranti Party on Monday merged with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during the 'Atal Shankhand' rally in Lucknow city on Monday.
Top BJP leaders, including party president Nitin Gadkari and senior leader Rajnath Singh, participated in the rally.
"Kalyan is our leader and he is already working for the party. He will be a guiding force for us during 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign," Uttar Pradesh BJP president Laxmikant Bajpai told media before the merger.
Political observers believe that the merging of the Jan Kranti Party with the BJP is a crucial move before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Pertinently, the Jan Kranti Party was founded by Kalyan Singh in 2010.