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Congress's Tom Vadakkan joins BJP, says 'sad' with party's stand on forces

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Published : Mar 14, 2019, 1:52 pm IST
Updated : Mar 14, 2019, 2:47 pm IST

Senior Congress leader Tom Vadakkan said, ‘I believe in PM’s development narrative’.

Congress leader Tom Vadakkan, also a close aide of Sonia Gandhi, on Thursday joined the BJP in presence of Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)
 Congress leader Tom Vadakkan, also a close aide of Sonia Gandhi, on Thursday joined the BJP in presence of Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

New Delhi: In a major surprise, Congress leader Tom Vadakkan, also a close aide of Sonia Gandhi, on Thursday joined the BJP in presence of Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Senior Congress leader Tom Vadakkan said, ‘I believe in PM’s development narrative’.

“I left Congress party because when Pakistani terrorists attacked our land, my party's reaction to it was sad, it hurt me deeply. If a political party takes such a position that is against the country then I'm left with no option but to leave the party,” Tom added.

"I left the party with heavy heart. If a party is working against national interest, there 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 years of his life but it has now resorted to a practise of "use and throw".

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