Chauhan joined the ruling BJP along with a large number of supporters at its state office here Friday in the presence of Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, party's Uttarakhand chief Ajay Bhatt, state minister Dhan Singh Rawat and BJP nominee for the post of Dehradun mayor Sunil Uniyal Gama.
Prominent among those who joined the party along with Chauhan wereformer general secretary of Congress' city unit Jitendra Bhatt, its former vice president Kulbhushan Gusain andCongress Vyapar Mandal president Pankaj Mason.
After joining the party, Chauhan said he was impressed by the chief minister's efforts to wipe out corruption.
Pradesh BJP president Ajay Bhatt said the party's doors were always open for the right-thinking people working for public welfare.
Civic body polls in Uttarakhand are slated for November 18.
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