Jagadambika Pal, Raju Srivastava join BJP

Indo Asian News Service

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Congress leader Jagadambika Pal and stand up comedian Raju Srivastava Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Pal, formerly a Congress MP and the Uttar Pradesh Congress chief, had earlier resigned from the Lok Sabha as well as the party.

Pal, 63, has been a three-time legislator and minister in Uttar Pradesh.

Srivastava was earlier offered a ticket by the Samajwadi Party to contest the Kanpur Lok Sabha seat but he opted to join the BJP.

BJP president Rajnath Singh welcomed both to the party.