6-time MLA joins Congress in Rajasthan

Jaipur: BJP leader Ghanshyam Tiwari joins Congress in presence of party president Rahul Gandhi and Ashok Gehlot in Jaipur on March 26, 2019.

Jaipur,  In the presence of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Bharatiya Vahini Party chief Ghanshyam Tiwari joined the party on Tuesday.

Tiwari was a senior BJP leader and is a six-time member of the Rajasthan Assembly. Prior to the assembly elections in 2018, he left the BJP and floated Bharatiya Vahini Party, but was defeated.

“There is a need to save democracy. That is why I am joining the Congress,” said Tiwari.

Along with him, veteran BJP leader Surendra Goyal (former cabinet minister) and Janardan Gehlot (former cabinet minister) also joined the Congress.

A dozen independent legislators also supported the Congress in the presence of Gandhi who was in Jaipur to attend the workers’ conference.