Two Samajwadi Party leaders, former Uttar Pradesh minister Ram Sakal Gurjar and former MLA Rajendra Singh, joined the BJP on Wednesday, with Union minister Piyush Goyal asserting that their decision shows the Narendra Modi government's all-round acceptability.
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) leader Shivraj Singh, once a close aid of its president Upendra Kushwaha, also joined the saffron party along with the two Samajwadi Party leaders in the presence of senior BJP leaders, including its general secretaries Bhupendra Yadav and Anil Jain.
The BJP hopes the induction of Mr Gurjar and Mr Rajendra Singh will boot its prospects in regions they come from. Mr Gurjar is from Agra while Mr Singh is from Fatehabad.
Mr Gurjar said the PM Modi government has done a lot of development work and boosted the country''s military and economic prowess.