Kripashankar Singh, once a strong leader of the Maharashtra Congress has resigned from the party and is likley to join Bhartiya Janata party. Singh was minister of state for Home in Vilasrao Deshmukh cabinet.
He was seen as a leader of North Indians in Mumbai. But after he lost assembly election in 2014 from Kalina, his influence started waning. The rise of Sanjay Nirupam too eroded his mass base among the North Indians.
Former Maharashtra minister and senior Congress leader Kripashankar Singh had met Prasad Lad, the Vice-President of Maharashtra BJP unit and a close aide of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. The meeting fuelled speculations of Singh joining the BJP.