Suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad Joins Congress In Presence Of Rahul Gandhi

Suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad joined the Congress today and called it “gharwapsi (homecoming)”, months before the national election due by May. Congress president Rahul Gandhi led the welcome squad as Kirti Azad, a former cricketer who was a part of the 1983 World Cup squad, joined his party.

Taking a cue from his new party boss, Kirti Azad targeted the BJP over the Rafale jet deal and claimed that “even BJP lawmakers suspect that there is something wrong in the deal.”

Kirti Azad, 60, spent over two decades in the BJP and is a three-time parliamentarian from Bihar’s Darbhanga. He tweeted, ‘Today in front of Shri Rahul Gandhi I joined the Congress I felicitated him in traditional Mithila style’.

Cricketer turned Politician Kirti Azad was to officially join the Congress on Friday, but the programme was canceled in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.

Significantly, Azad, a former India cricketer, was elected from Darbhanga in Bihar in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. He has been suspended from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for alleged anti-party activities. Before his suspension, he was a critic of Bhartiya Janata Party.

Azad who represent Darbhanga Parliamentary seat in Bihar is expecting to seek another term from the seat, however, sources claimed that Congress may field former cricketer from South Delhi seat which has a relatively good population from purvanchal.

READ: Delhi High Court Disposes of DDCA Defamation Case as Kejriwal, Kirti Azad settle the matter

Kirti Azad and AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal backed each other on DDCA Issue. Both Azad and Kejriwal yesterday settle in Delhi High Court in DDCA Defamation Case. Both withdraw their allegedly defamatory statements made against cricketing body DDCA, which in turn told the court that it was withdrawing its ₹5 crore defamation suit against them.

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