Senior Congress leader Tom Vadakkan joins BJP

Senior Congress leader and a close aide of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Tom Vadakkan on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2019.

He was welcomed by senior party leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi.

Vadakkan switched over to the BJP camp as he was deeply hurt when Congress questioned the armed forces in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack.