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Till now he used to 'abuse' PM Modi: Cong on Vadakkan criticising it after joining BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

After its joined the BJP, the on Thursday dismissed his criticism of the party saying that till now he used to "abuse"

In a huge embarrassment to the ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Vadakkan, once a key aide of chairperson Sonia Gandhi, joined the BJP and attacked his former party for its stand on the Balakot air strikes.

Vadakkan, who joined the saffron party in the presence of Prasad, and later met its Amit Shah, said, "I am deeply hurt and that is why I am here."

"Our best wishes to him," Congress's chief Randeep said when asked about Vadakkan joining the BJP.

Asked about Vadakkan citing dynastic and the Congress's stand on the Pulwama terror attack and India's retaliatory strikes as his reasons for quitting the party, said every person who leaves a party to join another party "searching for a better future", has to say something.

"Till now he used to abuse Narendra Modi, so what is the opinion of Modi ji and ji on that," he said.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 15:21 IST