New Delhi, April 24: Udit Raj, who was denied a BJP ticket to contest from North West Delhi, joined the Congress in presence of party President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday.
Udit Raj switched over to the Congress within a day after the Bharatiya Janata Party replaced him from the North West Lok Sabha constituency with Punjabi Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans.
After joining the Congress, Udit Raj took to Twitter and said: “Today I joined the Congress. Thank you Congress President Rahul Gandhi.”
Earlier in the day, in a series of tweets, he said: “It was nice to speak to senior BJP leader Kalraj Mishra. He was saddened over denial of ticket to me.”
Udit Raj said that if only he had been informed about the denial of ticket, then he would not have felt so bad.
“Why the party declared the name on the last day of the nomination?” he asked.