New Delhi: Cricketer-turned-politician Kirti Azad who was suspended from the BJP has joined the Congress party on Monday.
Azad on Monday took it to Twitter to make the announcement saying that he felicitated Congress president Rahul Gandhi in the traditional Mithila style.
आज सुबह कांग्रेस के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री @RahulGandhi जी ने मुझे कांग्रेस की सदस्यता ग्रहण कराई मैंने मिथिला की परंपरा में उनको मखाना की माला, पाग, चादर से सम्मानित किया।
Today in front of Shri Rahul Gandhi I joined the Congress I felicitated him in traditional Mithila style pic.twitter.com/B9DQwCM207
— Kirti Azad (@KirtiAzadMP) February 18, 2019
Reportedly, Kirti Azad was supposed to join the Congress last week but it was postponed due to the terrorist attack in Pulwama, in which 40 CRPF jawans were martyred.
“Met Rahul Gandhi ji,” Kirti Azad had tweeted. “It was rightly decided that in a mark of respect to the martyred soldiers of Pulwama my joining the Congress will now take place on February 18.”
“We will be in a state of mourning for 3 days; [the] country is bigger than a person or party and soldiers are supreme,” he said.
Met @RahulGandhi ji it was rightly decided that in mark of respect to the martyred soldiers of Pulwama my joining the @INCIndia will now take place on 18th February we will be in state of mourning for 3 days country is bigger than a person or party and soldiers are supreme Ameen
— Kirti Azad (@KirtiAzadMP) February 15, 2019