BJP MP Udit Raj joins Congress
Bharatiya Janata Party MP Udit Raj joined Congress party in presence of Congress President Rahul Gandhi here today.
New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Udit Raj joined Congress party in presence of Congress President Rahul Gandhi here today.
The BJP had replaced Raj from the North West Lok Sabha constituency with Punjabi Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans.
On Tuesday, he had said the BJP might have decided to drop him for protesting against the apex court's order that nullified the stringent provisions of the Dalit protection law.
The former BJP MP had often held views contrary to the party's stand, especially during the Sabarimala issue and 'Bharat Bandh' called by Dalit organisations last year. Earlier this month, he was at the centre of controversy after being caught in a sting done on several MPs, which purportedly showed lawmakers accepting use of black money for contesting polls.