Congressman N.D. Tiwari joins BJP

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 18 (ANI): Congress veteran Narayan Dutt Tiwari and his son Rohit Shekhar on Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of party president Amit Shah. The 91-year-old leader served as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh thrice (1976-77, 1984-85, 1988-89) and the chief minister of Uttarakhand once (2002-2007). In 1986-1987, he served in former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's cabinet as Minister for External Affairs. This political development comes ahead of the high-stakes Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. (ANI)