Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Hamirpur, Suresh Chandel joined the Congress on Monday.
He joined the party in presence of party president Rahul Gandhi.
“Congress President @RahulGandhi welcomes Shri Suresh Chandel into the Congress Party,” Congress party tweeted.
Born March 19, 1960, Chandel was a member of the BJP and a three-time MP from the Hamirpur constituency of Himachal Pradesh.
He was state president of Himachal BJP from 1998-2000 and was also Organisation General Secretary of Himachal BJP from 1988-1998.