Former BJP leader Kirti Azad joins Congress

Former BJP leader Kirti Azad, who was suspended by the party, joined the Congress party on Monday in the presence of party president Rahul Gandhi.

Kirti Azad made the announcement on Twitter and added that he felicitated Rahul Gandhi in the traditional Mithila style.

“Good morning today 18th February I will be joining @INCIndia in front of @RahulGandhi ji and my press conference will be held at AICC headquarters 24 Akbar Road in Delhi at 1 p.m,” he tweeted.

“Today in front of Shri Rahul Gandhi I joined the Congress I felicitated him in traditional Mithila style,” he added.

Kirti Azad was supposed to join the Congress earlier, but that was postponed after the terrorist attack in Pulwama, in which at least 40 CRPF jawans were martyred.

“Met @RahulGandhi ji it was rightly decided that in mark of respect to the martyred soldiers of Pulwama my joining the @INCIndia will now take place on 18th February we will be in state of mourning for 3 days country is bigger than a person or party and soldiers are supreme Ameen,” Kirti Azad had tweeted.

Kirti Azad is a former India cricketer and the MP from Darbangha in Bihar. He was suspended from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for anti-party activities.