India: Senior Congress politician ND Tiwari, son join BJP

ANI New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 18, 2017, 07.38 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.

 

(ANI)