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After BJP denies him ticket, disgruntled MP Udit Raj joins Congress

The BJP had replaced Raj from the North West Lok Sabha constituency with Punjabi Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Udit Raj
File photo of Udit Raj

Disgruntled from joined the on Wednesday, a day after being denied ticket by the saffron party.

Raj joined the after meeting party president Rahul Gandhi here this morning. On Wednesday, Raj tweeted he would not have been "hurt" had the BJP told him earlier that he would not be given a ticket.

The BJP had replaced Raj from the North West constituency with Punjabi Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans.

On Tuesday, he had said the BJP might have decided to drop him for protesting against the apex court's order that nullified the stringent provisions of the Dalit protection law.

The former had often held views contrary to the party's stand, especially during the Sabarimala issue and 'Bharat Bandh' called by Dalit organisations last year.

Earlier this month, he was at the centre of controversy after being caught in a sting done on several MPs, which purportedly showed lawmakers accepting use of black money for contesting polls.

First Published: Wed, April 24 2019. 12:05 IST
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