Former Union minister Sukh Ram back in Congress, grandson Aashray also joins Congress

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Former telecom minister Sukh Ram and his grandson Aashray Sharma on Monday joined the Congress.

The two met Congress president Rahul Gandhi before the formal joining at AICC headquarters today.

“Congress President @RahulGandhi welcomes Pandit Sukhram Ji & Shri Aashray Sharma into the Congress Party,” Congress party tweeted.

Aashray Sharma, son of cabinet minister Anil Sharma in the Jai Ram Thakur-led BJP government in Himachal Pradesh, seeks to contest from Mandi parliamentary seat, but that did not happen. He however, quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after the saffron party chose to renominate its sitting MP Ramswaroop Sharma from Mandi.

The latest development has put Anil Sharma in spot, whether he will resign from the Jai Ram Thakur Cabinet or joins his father and son in the Congress, which will be clear only in the coming days.