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B C Khanduri's son joins Congress

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

Senior BJP Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri's son joined the on Saturday at a rally here in the presence of

Welcoming the veteran (BJP) leader's son, Gandhi said him joining the will strengthen the party.

Speculation is rife that the might field from Pauri, a seat held by his father.

Former Uttarakhand B C Khanduri was removed last year as

The Congress had latched on to the removal of the former general from the committee to attack the BJP.

At the rally, Rahul asked the audience why the son of a man who had served the armed forces and the BJP for years joined hands with the Congress.

"Why is here? Do you know his father Khanduri ji was the on defence," he said.

"Despite dedicating his life to the army, the patriot was unceremoniously removed from the panel as he voiced his concern about the country's defence preparedness," the Gandhi scion added.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 18:00 IST