India: Senior Congress politician ND Tiwari, son join BJP
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jan 18, 2017, 07:58 AM IST
While in congress,Tiwari (R) was thrice the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh (1976-77, 1984-85, 1988-89) and once the chief minister of Uttarakhand (2002-2007). Photograph:(AFP)
Former chief minister of the northern Indian states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh and a senior Congress leader, Narayan Dutt Tiwari along with his son Rohit Shekhar joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today.
According to reports, Tiwari wants a BJP ticket for his son from Kumaon region of Uttarakhand and therefore is all set to change his loyalty.
The 91-year-old leader was thrice the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh (1976-77, 1984-85, 1988-89) and once the chief minister of Uttarakhand (2002-2007).
In 1986-1987, he served in former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's cabinet as minister for external affairs.