Senior Bhartiya Janta Party(BJP) leaders Dharamveer Awana and Raju Nirmal ON on Monday formally joined Aam Aadmi Party in presence of Rajya Sabha MP ND Gupta, AAP South Delhi Lok Sabha In Charge Raghav Chadha and Badarpur MLA ND Sharma.
Rajya Sabha MP ND Gupta, AAP National Spokesperson and South Delhi Lok Sabha Incharge Raghav Chadha and Badarpur MLA ND Sharma addressed the media at AAP Head Office on the development.
Addressing the media, Raghav Chadha said,” I welcome the two senior leaders who will surely strengthen the Delhi Unit of AAP, especially South Delhi Lok Sabha unit as they have joined from MLA ND Sharma’s Vidhan Sabha, being Badarpur. They have been influenced by CM Arvind Kejriwal’s and MLA Sharma’s work and thus have officially joined Aam Aadmi Party.”
Introducing the new joinees, Raghav Chadha said,” I welcome Dharamveer Awana ji who is a former BJP Councilor from Meethapur Ward, he served as Deputy Chairperson SDMC Standing Committee for a year and continued as an active member for four years. He was also a member of the Councilors Code Of Conduct Committee and engaged in BJP’s organization building as a ‘Vistarak’ in Bijwasan Vidhan Sabha. He has been an active member of the BJP and served as councilor from 2012-2017 in Badarpur Vidhan Sabha.”
“I also welcome Raju Nirmal Ji. He most recently contested the MCD elections 2017 on a BJP ticket form Badarpur Ward in Badarpur Vidhan Sabha. He finished second with over 7,000 votes to his credit. He has been actively working in South Delhi with various senior BJP leaders.”
He also said, Many senior BJP leaders are looking at AAP with hope and we can expect more leaders from the BJP to join AAP in the coming time.
He also took a jibe at Congress presence in the national Capital, and said, ‘It is impossible to find Congress leaders even with a torchlight in South Delhi. Congress is absent, non-existent and irrelevant forces.
It is noteworthy that, AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal has time and again reiterated that voting congress in upcoming Lok Sabha Polls will cut into AAP share and will benefit BJP.
Addressing the Press, MP ND Gupta said, “On behalf of the party and myself, I welcome Awana ji and Nirmal ji and congratulate them on becoming members of the Aam Aadmi Party. I am sure they will contribute immensely towards realizing CM Arvind Kejriwal’s vision for Delhi. I hope that the two leaders will work alongside MLA ND Sharma in Badarpur and help in organization building and campaigning for the upcoming 2019 General Elections.”
Addressing the media, Dharamveer Awana said, “Raju Nirmal ji and I decided to join Aam Aadmi Party after being influenced by the revolutionary work of CM Arvind Kejriwal. Delhi had a lot issues in the sphere of Healthcare and Education, but AAP government has focused on them and brought changes and I wanted to join . I pledge allegiance to Aam Aadmi Party until the day I die. After leaving BJP and joining AAP, many people came up to me and told me I should have made the shift earlier because there is respect for hard work and honesty in AAP.” Former BJP Leader Raju Nirmal also said that he his influence by the work of Kejriwal led government in the state.