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Tom Vadakkan joins BJP, says hurt by Congress stand on armed forces

In a major jolt to Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader and close aide of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Tom Vadakkan joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday. He joined the saffron party in the presence of Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. After joining the BJP, the former Congress leader said, "It gives me great pleasure to join BJP. He said that, "It hurts me deeply when you question the integrity of Armed Forces. The reason I left Congress was that I did not like their reaction on Pulwama attack."

Updated : 14 March 2019, 02:06 PM