Vadakkan is not a big leader: Rahul Gandhi on his defection to BJP

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New Delhi: Day after senior Congress leader Tom Vadakkan joined BJP, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that Tom Vadakkan is not a big leader when he was asked about Vadakkan decision to move to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the Lok Sabha election 2019.

“Vadakkan? No, no Vadakkan is not a big leader,” Rahul Gandhi said.

Congress leader Tom Vadakkan, defected to BJP on Thursday stating Congress ‘questioning of the integrity of the armed forces’ as the reason for his defection.

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“If a political party takes such a position that is against the country, then I’m left with no option but to leave the party,” Vadakkan said.

Vadakkan had been keen on a ticket to contest elections and the BJP is likely to have promised him one.

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