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Expelled Delhi Congress MLA Anand joins BJP

3 yrs after his expulsion from Congress, Delhi MLA Jagdish Anand today joined BJP accusing Shiela Dikshit Govt of corruption.

india Updated: Nov 15, 2003 16:05 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Nearly three years after his expulsion from Congress, Delhi MLA Jagdish Anand on Saturday joined BJP and charged the Shiela Dikshit government of corruption.

Anand, who had quit BJP in 1974, rejoined the party in presence of Delhi BJP chief Madan Lal Khurana and convenor of party's election committee Vijay Kumar Malhotra.

"I have decided not to contest the elections this year but I will continue to fight against corruption of the Dikshit government," Anand said in Delhi.

The former Congress member claimed that Delhi was facing water problem because the administration had indulged in corruption leading to delay in construction of Sonia Vihar canal.

Khurana said he has appointed Anand as convenor of four assembly seats in north Delhi's Timarpur area. He said that Anand would also campaign against Dikshit in prestigious Gole Market seat.

Congress had expelled Anand in December 2000 after he had filed several petitions with Lokayukta.

First Published: Nov 15, 2003 15:29 IST