North-West Delhi MP Udit Raj, who quit the BJP after being denied the party ticket from the constituency, joined the Congress.
Till the last day of filing nominations for Delhi's seven Lok Sabha seats that go to the polls on May 12, Mr. Udit Raj waited for some communication from the BJP.
After meeting Congress president Rahul Gandhi at the latter’s residence on Wednesday morning, he addressed a press conference along with Congress leaders K.C. Venugopal, Sheila Dikshit and Randeep Surjewala at the Congress headquarters.
“I have joined the Congress today [Wednesday]. I wanted to join earlier and Mr. Gandhi knew that. If the BJP had given me the ticket from there [North-West Delhi], then I would have contested. But, with this decision, the main thing that has emerged is that the BJP is anti-Dalit,” he said.