In a major embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janta Party,its senior leader and MLA Jagdish Mukhis son-in-law joined the Congress,along with eight BJP workers from Janakpuri West. Suresh Kumar,Mukhis son-in-law,joined the Congress after he was denied ticket from BJP.
J P Aggarwal and Mahabal Mishra welcomed Suresh Kumar to the party. Mishra said it is a home-coming for Kumar as his father had been a Congress worker all his life.
Suresh will ensure that Congress wins in South Delhi Corporation,and will campaign for Sanjay Puri,the Congress candidate from Jankapuri West, said Mishra.
Kumar was expecting a ticket from BJP for the MCD polls but when he was denied one,Kumar filed his nomination as independent. Later,he withdrew his nomination
under pressure from the party,sources said.