disqualified AAP MLA Kapil Mishra, who was a former minister in the Arvind
Kejriwal government joined the Bharatiya Janata Party along with Aam Aadmi
Party women's wing chief Richa Pandey in Delhi today.
Both the new BJP
entrants were welcomed by BJP national vice president Shyam Jaju and Delhi unit
president Manoj Tiwari at the party's office.
"I welcome Kapil Mishra and
Richa Pandey into the BJP and hope they will serve Delhi by following the
policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and philosophy of Deen Dayal Upadhyay
and Syama Prasad Mookerjee," Delhi BJP president Manoj
Mishra was disqualified based on anti-defection law by Delhi Assembly Speaker
Ram Niwas Goel as he had campaigned for the BJP during the Lok Sabha elections
speculations about Kapil Mishra joining the BJP were running since he started going
against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after his minister post was taken
in May 2017. Kapil Mishra had
also shared many stages with various BJP leaders in public events.