Ahead of Delhi civic polls, Ambrish Gautam quits Congress, joins BJP

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Congress MLA quits Congress, joins BJP
Congress MLA quits Congress, joins BJP

New Delhi : Former Delhi Congress MLA Ambrish Gautam and his son Avinash Gautam on Monday joined the BJP, saying the Congress had ignored senior leaders.

Gautam, a three-time legislator from Kondli in East Delhi, accused the Congress of giving election ticket for the upcoming civic bodies without consulting them.

"I left Congress because my area and workers have been ignored and tickets are being distributed without consultation with us. I felt neglected," Gautam told reporters after joining the BJP.

Bharatiya Janata Party's national Vice President Vinay Sahasrabudhhe was present on the occasion.

Praising Narendra Modi, Gautam said: "I am impressed with the functioning and policies of the Prime Minister."