Big shock to Congress: Senior Congress leader Tom Vadakkan joins BJP

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, March 14: IN a huge loss to the Congress, the party's national spokesperson and senior leader, Tom Vadakkan has joined the BJP in the presence of Ravi Shankar Prasad.

He said he quit the party for two reasons: the Congress's response to the Balakot air strike and the dynastic policies.

He said he was extremely hurt when the Congress questioned the integrity of the armed forces in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack and the Balakot air strikes. He says its not about ideology, and is upset about the attempt to change the narrative on the developmental policies of PM Narendra Modi.

The second point he said, was the dynastic politics in the Congress has reached its zenith. He said he had spent over 20 years in the Congress, but the party's dynastic politics was unacceptable.
"Who do we listen to, who are the power centres and the use and throw phenomenon of the party is not acceptable for self respecting members like me."