Port Blair, June 8: As many as 12 Youth Congress leaders today joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, in presence of the local media representatives and the BJP State leaders. The joining team was led by Shri. Tanmay Mallick, former State President NSUI and present State General Secretary, Youth Congress, A&N Islands.

The joining of the youth members was done in the presence of media during a press conference called by the State President, Shri Ajoy Bairagi at the State BJP Office in the evening. The newly joined youth leaders informed the media that the basic reason behind their decision to join hands with BJP is the performance and vision Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modiji and the exemplary works done by the entire team of the State Unit of BJP during the pandemic of COVID-19. They further said that according to them, the only party which has performed during the pandemic of COVID-19 was BJP in these Islands.

Thereafter, all the State BJP leaders addressed the media on various issues pertaining to the achievements of BJP-led Central Government in the first year of its second term, Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan in the perspective of A & N Islands as well as regarding the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s letter addressed to the Nation. All the issues were jointly & severally addressed by the State leaders above named.

The press conference was addressed by Shri. Ajoy Bairagi, State President, BJP- A & N Islands, Shri. Vishal Jolly, Former State President & Member-Core Committee, BJP, A & N Islands, Shri. Bishnu Pada Ray, Ex-Member of Parliament & Member-Core Committee, BJP, A & N Islands, Smti. Sheela Singh, State Vice President, BJP, A & N Islands & Member - Core Committee, BJP- A & N Islands (Incharge - Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan), Shri. M Vinod, State Vice President, BJP- A & N Islands (Incharge – COVID-19), Shri T K Jijith Rekh, State Spokesperson, BJP- A & N Islands and Shri. Anil Tiwari, State Secretary, BJP- A & N Islands (Incharge -  Distribution of Hon’ble PM’s Letter to the Nation)