Tom Vadakkan, key Sonia Gandhi aide, joins BJP

Tom Vadakkan, key Sonia Gandhi aide, joins BJP

In a major surprise, Congress leader Tom Vadakkan, who was a close aide of Sonia Gandhi, on Thursday joined the BJP, and attacked his former party’s stand on the Pulwama terror attack and India’s retaliatory air strike.

Immediately after joining the BJP, Mr. Vadakkan said he was “hurt” at the situation within the Congress where it was not clear that who was the power centre.

Former Congress leader Tom Vadakkan with Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad after joining the BJP, in New Delhi on March 14, 2019.

Attacks his former party’s stand on the Pulwama terror attack and India’s retaliatory air strike

He said the Congress’s reaction to attacks carried out by Pakistan-based terrorists was sad. He asserted that he believed in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s development narrative.

-PTI, NEW DELHI , MARCH 14, 2019