A former Union minister, Prasada had joined the BJP earlier this year after quitting the Congress.
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy CMs Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma were among those who were present on the occasion.
Prasada, a former Union minister, had switched over to the BJP from the Congress.
As per the poltical pundits, Jitin Prasada got the cabinet rank to placate the allegedly sulking Brahmins in the state.
Apart from Prasada, UP BJP vice–president Arvind Kumar Sharma, and chief of Nishad Party Dr Sanjay Nishad may be accommodated in the cabinet
Without taking any name, Prasada hit out at the regional parties in the wake of Akhilesh Yadav, the chief of Uttar Pradesh's main regional party, of late making consistent attacks on the ruling BJP.
In a shot in the arm for the BJP, Prasada, a Congress leader joined the saffron party on Wednesday, months ahead of the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh scheduled for early next year.
Jitin took the plunge as he saw no future for the Congress in UP politics. The choice was between oblivion and self-revival. Not between ideology and power, as is all-too-easily posited.
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The former Union minister said what concerns him is the way ideology is being put aside across the country.
Underlining that his decision to join the BJP was taken after discussions and deliberations, he said he wants to serve his people, his state and the nation.
The BJP set off alarm bells within the Congress on Wednesday by engineering the crossover of another young leader, former Union minister Jitin Prasada.
Rahul Gandhi’s other two close associates -- Sachin Pilot and Milind Deora -- are also unhappy with the affairs in the party.
A former chief of the Mumbai Congress, Deora, however, wished that several of his friends, peers and valued colleagues hadn't left the party.
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Prasada's departure could be a blow to Congress after another heavyweight leader of the party Jyotiraditya Scindia had joined the BJP in March 2020.
On the party’s performance in Kerala, where the LDF made a history by winning a second successive term, the state in-charge Tariq Anwar said it was Congress’s overconfidence resulted in defeat.