BHOPAL: In a major blow to Congress in Madhya Pradesh, a week ahead of bypolls to 28 seats, MLA Rahul Singh Lodhi joined BJP on Sunday, reducing Congress to 87 seats in the 230-member assembly. BJP has 107 seats.
Rahul, who was the MLA from Damoh, took membership of BJP in the presence of CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and state BJP chief VD Sharma. He is the 26th Congress MLA to switch to BJP since March this year. Within hours, the CM appointed him as chairman of MP State Civil Supplies Corporation.