Added on : 2019-04-24 15:14:53
Sitting Bharatiya Janata Party MP Udit Raj on Wednesday joined the Congress. This came a day after the BJP gave his North West Delhi seat to singer Hans Raj Hans.
Raj joined the Congress after meeting party president Rahul Gandhi here this morning. On Wednesday, Raj tweeted he would not have been "hurt" had the BJP told him earlier that he would not be given a ticket.
Raj had merged his Indian Justice Party with the BJP, and contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from North West Delhi. “I merged my party in the BJP, crores of my supporters are worried over my ticket,” he said”.
On Tuesday Udit Raj had removed "chowkidar" from his Twitter handle and tweeted: "I am waiting for a ticket if not given to me I will do goodbye to party [BJP]. I am still hopeful that I will file nomination from my constituency and BJP where I have worked hard and proved my metal. I hope I will not be forced to leave BJP by BJP itself."