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Ex-Congress Union minister Krishna Tirath joins BJP
It can be termed as a huge blow to the Congress just ahead of the Delhi assembly elections, as its former Union minister Krishna Tirath today joined BJP after her meeting with BJP chief Amit Shah in the morning.

Krishna Tirath said that she joined BJP as her ideology matches with the party. On her role in BJP Tirath said it would be decided by the high command. 

Tirath while addressing media at Delhi BJP headquarter said she would contribute in the creation of a "Congress Free India". 

She indirectly attacked the Congress president Sonia Gandhi also by raising questions over her leadership. She said the Congress high command should look into why the leaders are leaving the party. Tirath said that there was a lack of discipline in the Congress.

Tirath had lost Lok Sabha polls in 2014 from her two-time North West constituency. In fact she stood at number three position after BJP's Udit Raj, who won th seat and AAP's candidate Rakhi Bidlan.

Tirath is the third big name in last one week to join BJP. Earlier last week Kiran Bedi formally joined BJP. She will be probably announced as the party's CM candidate in 2015 assembly elections.

Then ex-AAP member Shazia Ilmi also joined BJP last week saying she was inspired by the leadership quality of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

If Kiran Bedi's and Shazia Ilmi's joining of BJp was a huge blow to AAP, now Tirath's act of hugging BJP is a huge set back to the Congress.

Tirath began her political career as a Delhi MLA and was a member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly between 1984 - 2004. In 1998, she became the Minister for Social Welfare, SC & ST and Labour & Employment in the Sheila Dikshit led Delhi government.

In the Lok Sabha 2004 polls she beat Anita Arya of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and was elected to parliament. In 2009 elections, she was again elected from North West Delhi by defeating Meera Kanwaria of BJP. Tirath had been Union minister for Women and Child Development during UPA-1 and II.

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