Sudheendhra Kulkarni, former political aide to senior BJP leaders Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L K Advani, has joined a key committee of the Railway ministry.
"I joined the committee 3-4 weeks back," Kulkarni said over phone.
Kulkarni, who dissociated himself from BJP on Saturday citing ideological differences, today said he had joined a committee appointed by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee.
He clarified that he was not joining any political party and would not be associated with Banerjee's Trinamool Congress
The high level committee, headed by FICCI general secretary Amit Mitra, was constituted to "recommend to the minister innovative ways of financing and implementing railway projects for expansion and modernisation".
It would also explore ways of inviting private investment to railways through public-private partnership.