Expelled by the Congress last week for engaging in “anti-party activities”, former Congress MLA from Delhi’s Ghonda Assembly constituency Bhisham Sharma on Tuesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Sharma joined the BJP in the presence of the party’s Delhi unit President Manoj Tiwari and its national vice president Shyam Jaju.

He said, “I have joined the party after getting inspired by the policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

“I was deeply hurt when the Congress leaders started asking for the evidence of the air strikes that were carried out by the IAF in Balakot, Pakistan,” he added.

Jaju told reporters, “The way the people are getting attracted to the BJP, it is clear that the party will win all the seven seats in Delhi.”

The Ghonda Assembly segment, which Sharma represented earlier, falls under the North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.