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MP Congress leader Sanjay Pathak joins BJP

Pathak says his honour will be protected in the BJP

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

MLA Sanjay Pathak, who quit the party alleging ill-treatment, today formally joined the in the presence of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister

Welcoming Pathak, who is an MLA from Vijayraghogarh seat in Katni district, Chouhan said, "His honour will be protected in the "

"Today is an auspicious day as per the Hindu calendar and Pathak is joining on this day to strengthen the ruling party in the state," he said.

Before joining BJP, Pathak resigned from and his membership in the State Assembly.

Pathak said he resigned from the as the grand old party no longer remained the party of Nehru and Gandhi.

He also denied reports that he is joining BJP to protect his mining business.

"If that was the case then I would have joined BJP about six years back," he added.

Besides Pathak, another Congress leader Gehlot also joined BJP on the occasion.

First Published: Mon, March 31 2014. 12:37 IST