Big News! Arvind joins BJP

New Delhi, March 15: Former Congress MP Arvind Sharma joined the BJP on March 15 and might be fielded from Karnal in Haryana, a constituency he had represented in the Lok Sabha twice.

Joining the BJP in the presence of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and party general secretary in charge of the state Anil Jain, Sharma hailed the Modi government, saying all sections, especially the poor, of the society have progressed under it.

Khattar and Jain said Sharma's induction into the party would strengthen it.

The Brahmin leader had won from Sonepat as an Independent candidate in 1996 and then won from Karnal on a Congress ticket in 2004 and 2009.

He lost to BJP's Ashwini Chopra in 2014. The BJP relies on non-Jat communities and hopes that the inclusion of Sharma will certainly boost its prospects.