Congress leader Acharya Pramod Krishnam fuels speculations about BJP’s ’tilt’

Speculations about the possible defection of Indian National Congress Uttar Pradesh unit leader Acharya Pramod Krishnam to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gained momentum on Tuesday.

Addressing inquiries regarding his alleged joining the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Krishnam stressed that joining the BJP should not be seen as a wrongdoing. Speaking to the media on Tuesday afternoon, he said, “Politics is a field of possibilities. At present I am neither associated with anything nor separate from it.”

Responding to questions about preparations for his Lok Sabha constituency, Krishnam said his current focus is on the foundation stone laying ceremony of Kalki Dham. He clarified, “No one has approached me to join BJP nor have I requested for any such arrangement.”

On the subject of possible expulsion from Congress, he said that although disciplinary action can be taken, he has not received any official information.

Krishnam’s recent meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has further fueled the speculation. After the encounter, he expressed confidence over Adityanath’s presence at the Kalki Dham ceremony and assured that invitations would be extended to everyone, including the Gandhi family. He further said that no concrete discussion took place during the meeting with CM Yogi Adityanath.

Boldly facing any possible reaction, Krishnam announced to accept any outcome of his talks with BJP leaders, including a visit to Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha and meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CM Yogi.