Ghanshyam Tiwari had floated Bharat Vahini Party ahead of the Rajasthan Assembly elections in 2018. (File Photo)
New Delhi :
Ghanshyam Tiwari, former BJP leader, on Tuesday confirmed that he will join the Congress party. While making this official, Tiwari also took a dig at Narendra Modi saying Rahul Gandhi is a better choice for the post of prime minister.
Tiwari also clarified that he will not contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. “I will just take the membership of Congress… won’t contest the general elections,” he said.
"I struggled in the BJP but now I feel that it is important to join Congress for the protection of democratic values," he added.
In 2017, Tiwari had opened a front against BJP leader and then chief minister Vasundhara Raje and resigned from the party in June 2018.
He had openly criticised and accused Raje of corruption and made several complaints against her to the party high command. He alleged that he was not heard in the party.
Tiwari had floated Bharat Vahini Party ahead of the Rajasthan Assembly elections in 2018. He contested the election from Sanganer seat from where he not only lost but also got his security forfeited.