Just few weeks before the Assembly polls in Delhi, two congress leaders Vinay Mishra and Ram Singh Netaji joined Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday.
Vinay Mishra son of former Congress MP Mahabal Mishra. Ram Singh Netaji is a former MLA. The joined AAP in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and party leaders Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh.
Ram Singh Netaji started as an independent candidate and was elected the second time as a Bahujan Samaj Party member.
Netaji stated that he had made up his mind to leave the Congress as he was amazed by the work done by the Aam Aadmi Party government.
Arvind Kejriwal, stated that people were leaving the Congress party as they were impressed by the policies of AAP and the work done by the Delhi government.
"They are warmly welcomed in the Aam Aadmi Party," he said.
Election to the 70 member Delhi assembly will take place on 9th February and the result will be announced on 11th February.
Earlier, another Congress leader in Delhi, Shoaib Iqbal, joined AAP. Iqbal is a five time MLA from Matia Mahal.
In 2019, four-term Congress MLA Prahlad Singh Sawhney, who was elected in the 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013 elections, joined AAP.