Author-Journalist M J Akbar joins Bharatiya Janata Party

Akbar said that he has come back in politics for its policies and work to bring the nation back into a 'recovery mission'.

New Delhi | Updated: March 22, 2014 3:18 pm

Author and senior journalist M J Akbar on Saturday joined BJP in the presence of party president Rajnath Singh.

Akbar, who was earlier known to be close to Congress, switched over to the BJP bandwagon ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. He said that he has come back in politics for its policies and work to bring the nation back into a “recovery mission”.

“I have come back to politics because of policy (main rajniti me niti ke liye wapas aya hu). The crisis in front of the country is known to all. This is an opportunity to do whatever little we can do for our country,” he said after joining the party.

“It is our duty to join hands with the voice of the nation and bring the country back to a recovery mission. I look forward to working in BJP,” he told reporters.

This is not Akbar’s first stint with politics as he had earlier contested the elections from Kishanganj in Bihar on Congress ticket.

Welcoming the senior journalist in the party fold, BJP president Rajnath Singh said people working in different areas like sports, politics, films and literature have joined the party.

“Now prominent people from media too are accepting membership of BJP to give this country a stable government.

Akbar is known to be one of the stalwarts in media and has accepted to join the party. I welcome him,” said Singh.

Akbar, who was close to then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, acknowledged that the latter was a friend and 20 years have passed since that.

Backing Modi, Akbar said that no other leader has gone through so much scrutiny as has Modi. “It is not only that there is crisis. But now I also see a solution to the crisis. Narendra Modi’s leadership is essential for the country,” he said.

“In ten years, no other politicians has gone through so much scrutiny as Modi has gone through. He was scrutinised by police, central government, CBI, court-appointed institution,”  he said.

“And those who rake up this issue all the time, I want to tell them to read the Justice Krishna report. How many people are there in Gujarat who are in jail through the legal system.
More than 100. Can one tell me the numbers as far as the 1984 and 1993 riots are concerned,” he said.

He also hoped that Muslims will join hands with BJP as they are equal citizens of the nation and will come out of the “politics of fear”.

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    Silvia
    Mar 25, 2014 at 2:20 pm
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    Amit
    Mar 23, 2014 at 12:41 pm
    Why not 100%? Then there is no difference between BJP and Muslim League.
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    Ashok Trehan
    Mar 23, 2014 at 12:34 pm
    Not at all surprising in this season of defections. Tomorrow even Arnab Goswami may also join BJP.
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    SABU KALARICKAL
    Mar 22, 2014 at 3:32 pm
    HE SHOULD HAVE JOINED WITH AAP !
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    Hari Shankar
    Mar 22, 2014 at 8:19 pm
    Good for BJP.
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    Amit
    Mar 28, 2014 at 3:41 pm
    Entire Congress has come to BJP. Now its Congress Yukta BJP instead of Congress Mukta Bharat. Directly or indirectly citizens of India will vote the same people, First they got vote through Congress now they will get vote through BJP. Public is fool.
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