On Wednesday the BJP MP from North West Delhi, Udit Raj, joined the Congress party in presence of Rahul Gandhi.
This came after BJP fielded the Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans from the North West Delhi. Hans has been a part of BJP since 2016.
A tweet came from Udit Raj, saying he would resign BJP if he is denied a ticket to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Delhi.
“I am waiting for ticket if not given to me I will do goodbye to party. I am still hopeful that I will file nomination from my constituency and BJP where I have worked hard and proved my metal. I hope I will not be forced to leave BJP by BJP itself,” the MP tweeted.
He added, “In 2014, I trusted the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and merged my ‘Indian Justice Party’ with BJP. I now realise many smaller regional parties have benefited more by remaining independent. Is it my fault to be known as a ‘Tall’ Dalit Leader? Doesn’t the grand party BJP want a leader who has been chosen by Dalits themselves?”
Earlier in 2014, Udit Raj has defeated AAP candidate Rakhi Birla by more than one lakh votes.
BJP has announced candidates for all the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, namely, Meenakshi Leki from New Delhi, Gautam Gambhir from East Delhi, Hans Raj Hans from North West Delhi, Ramesh Bhiduri from South Delhi, Pravesh Verma form West Delhi, Manoj Tiwari from North East Delhi and Harsh Vardhan from Chandni Chowk.
The polling for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in Delhi will occur on May 12.