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Senior Congress Leader Tom Vadakkan Joins BJP

Vadakkan was a senior Congress leader and once a close aide of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi

Senior Congress Leader Tom Vadakkan Joins BJP
Congress leader Tom Vadakkan joins Bharatiya Janata Party in presence of BJP president Amit Shah and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Senior Congress Leader Tom Vadakkan Joins BJP

Once a key aide of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi,  Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan,  joined the BJP Thursday and attacked his former party for its stand on Balakot air strikes, a move that is seen as a huge embarrassment for the Grand Old Party ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

Vadakkan, who joined the saffron party in the presence of Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and later met its president Amit Shah, said, "I am deeply hurt and that is why I am here."

Asserting that the Congress questioned the integrity of armed forces, he said, "The attack by Pakistan on our land and the reaction from my party was sad indeed."

"I left the party with heavy heart. If a party is working against national interest, there is no other option but to leave it," he told reporters.

In an apparent attack on party chief Rahul Gandhi's leadership of the Congress, he said he gave the party two decades of his life but it has now resorted to a practice of "use and throw".

Dynastic politics has reached its zenith in the Congress, he said, adding that he believed in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's development narrative.

The BJP may field Vadakkan in the Lok Sabha elections from a seat in Kerala


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