Congress veteran Janardhan Dwivedi's son Samir joins BJP

Congress veteran Janardhan Dwivedi's son Samir joins BJP

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New Delhi, Feb 4 : Senior Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi's son Samir Dwivedi, a retired army officer, joined the ruling BJP in presence of party general secretary Arun Singh here on Tuesday.

"I have been apolitical person and decided to join BJP as I feel good people and educated people should join politics. I have decided to join BJP with some of my associates as we felt Narendra Modi has delivered on Article 370 and Triple Talaq and other issues we always felt the government should act," Samir Dwivedi told reporters.

Samir's father, Janardan Dwivedi has been general secretary of the Congress party for 14 years and was seen as close to Sonia Gandhi.

Mr Dwivedi also worked with Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, BJP general secretary Arun Singh said.

Mr Singh described Samir Dwivedi as an 'active' individual and said, "he is joining BJP after being influenced by Prime Minister's policies and works". Samir Dwivedi served as Lt Colonel and took retirement in 2008, Mr Singh said. (UNI)