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Kapil Mishra former minister in Kejriwal govt to join BJP today

first_imgNew Delhi: Kapil Mishra, a former minister in Arvind Kejriwal’s government, announced on Friday that he will be joining the BJP. Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel earlier this month had disqualified Mishra under the anti-defection law after he campaigned for the BJP during Lok Sabha elections in May. “I am joining BJP tomorrow at 11 a.m.,” Mishra said in a tweet. Top Delhi BJP leaders confirmed that Mishra, once a close aide of Kejriwal, will be joining the party. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderA statement issued by the Delhi BJP said that “some eminent personalities” will join the party in presence of national vice president Shyam Jaju and state unit president Manoj Tiwari, at its office on Saturday. Speculations over Mishra joining the BJP were making rounds since he started criticizing the AAP supremo after being removed as a minister in May 2017. He grew close to many Delhi BJP leaders and often shared stage with them. His disqualification came into effect from January 27 this year, when he shared dias with Tiwari and then Union minister Vijay Goel against the AAP, according to the order issued by the speaker.last_img