Jharkhand Congress MLA from Badkagaon Consituency, Amba Prasad said that RPN Singh had conspired with BJP “for more than a year” to “overthrow” the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)-Congress government in the state.

“The party leadership was also being frequently warned over this,” wrote Prasad in a post from her official handle on Twitter. “Every true Congress worker and supporter of Jharkhand is happy with his (Singh’s) going to the BJP.”

Jharkhand Congress chief Rajesh Thakur earlier said Singh’s decision to resign from the Congress party was “wrong”.

Speaking to the ANI news agency, Thakur said, “We are true soldiers of the Congress, we will live and die here. We think his decision is wrong.”

Stating that Singh’s exit from the party is “sad” too, Thakur said that it ultimately does not matter because “many in-charges have come and gone”. “He (Singh) must have decided after a lot of thinking,” said the Jharkhand Congress chief.