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Kapil Mishra, former AAP leader and known Kejriwal detractor, joins BJP

Along with Mishra, AAP women wing Chief Richa Pandey also joined BJP. The duo was welcomed byBJP national vice president Shyam Jaju and Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari at the party's office

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Kapil Mishra. Photo: PTI
Kapil Mishra. Photo: PTI

Former minister in the Arvind Kejriwal government and disqualified MLA alongwith AAP women wing chief Richa Pandey joined the BJP here on Saturday.

The duo was welcomed by BJP vice president Shyam Jaju and Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari at the party's office on Pant Marg.

"I welcome and Richa Pandey into BJP and hope they will serve Delhi by following the policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and philosophy of Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Syama Prasad Mookerjee," Tiwari said.

Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel earlier this month had disqualified Mishra under the anti-defection law after he campaigned for the BJP during the Lok Sabha elections in May.

Mishra, elected from Karawalnagar seat, has challenged his disqualification in Delhi High court.

Speculations over Mishra joining the BJP were making rounds since he started criticising the AAP supremo after being removed as a minister in May 2017.

Subsequently, he grew close to many Delhi BJP leaders and often shared the stage with them at public events.

First Published: Sat, August 17 2019. 12:10 IST
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