India, May 5 -- In another setback to the Congress party, another Congress MLA, Nirmala Sapre, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday.

She joined the BJP in the presence of chief minister Mohan Yadav during an election rally in Rahatgarh.

Sapre, the only Congress MLA from the Sagar district, is the third MLA from the party to switch to the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in Madhya Pradesh since the election dates were announced . The state will go to polls on May 13.

Ramniwas Rawat, former minister and six-time MLA from Vijaypur, joined the BJP on April 30. A month earlier on March 30, three-time MLA from Amarwara, Kamlesh Pratap, joined the BJP.

Sapre, who represents the Scheduled Caste (SC) in Bundelkhand,stated that she was u...