BJP Anti-Dalit, Denied Ticket For Taking Own Stand: Udit Raj

Udit Raj


New Delhi: Udit Raj, the BJP MP who on Wednesday joined the Congress, hit out at the saffron party, claiming he was denied a ticket because he took stand contrary to the party lines on many issues, and also termed it an anti-Dalit party.

The sitting MP from North West Delhi switched sides a day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) denied him a ticket and fielded singer Hans Raj Hans in the reserved seat.

“Congress president Rahul Gandhi welcomes Udit Raj into the Congress party,” tweeted the Congress.

Addressing a press conference at the party office after joining the Congress, Raj said: “The BJP carried out internal surveys by various agencies of all the seven seats in Delhi, and out of the seven Lok Sabha constituencies, the only positive feedback came from my seat. (IANS)