Former Samajwadi Party MP Neeraj Shekhar joins BJP

16 Jul 2019 08:54 PM

Former Samajwadi Party MP Neeraj Shekhar joins BJP

Updated 16 Jul 2019 08:54 PM

A day after he quit the Samajwadi Party (SP), Neeraj Shekhar joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of party general secretaries Bhupendra Yadav and Anil Jain. The development came hours after Shekhar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday morning.

He had met Home Minister Amit Shah and the top BJP leadership on Monday evening. In the morning, he was also spotted with Minister of State (Finance) Anurag Thakur in Parliament.

Son of former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar, Neeraj Shekhar had resigned from the Rajya Sabha on Monday. Sources said the BJP might nominate him to the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh.

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