Uttarakhand polls: ND Tiwari joins BJP with his son

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New Delhi : In a huge jolt to the Congress, ahead of the Uttarakhand Assembly polls, former Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh chief minister and a senior leader, Narayan Dutt Tiwari joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The veteran leader along with his son Rohit Shekhar joined the saffron brigade. 

They formally joined the party in the presence of BJP chief Amit Shah in Delhi.

According to reports, Tiwari wants a BJP ticket for his son from Kumaon region of Uttarakhand and has therefore changed 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.

He was famous for all wrong reasons in last few years.