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Ex-cricketer, Darbhanga MP Kirti Azad joins Congress

Azad lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of not fulfilling the promises he had made in 2014, and the RSS, saying its ideology was harmful for the country.

Kirti Azad (left) being welcomed into the Congress party by president Rahul Gandhi. (source: Kirti Azad/Twitter)

More than three years after he was suspended by the BJP for anti-party activities, former cricketer and Lok Sabha MP from Darbhanga Kirti Azad joined the Congress on Monday.

Azad lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of not fulfilling the promises he had made in 2014, and the RSS, saying its ideology was harmful for the country.

Addressing a press conference at AICC headquarters along with Congress in-charge of Bihar Shaktisinh Gohil after meeting Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Azad said he was feeling suffocated in the BJP, and his joining the Congress was like a “homecoming”. There was no internal democracy left in the BJP, he added.

Azad’s father Bhagwat Jha Azad was a veteran Congress leader from Bihar who also served as chief minister of the state.

Against the backdrop of the Pulwama attack, Azad hit out at the Prime Minister, arguing that he had promised to get 10 Pakistani heads for every Indian head. “Tell us… have you even brought one head?” he said.