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LS Polls 2019: Udit Raj Joins Congress After BJP Denies Ticket From North-West Delhi

Udit Raj, after being denied BJP ticket to contest Lok Sabha elections, joined the Congress on Wednesday.

Updated: April 24, 2019 11:53 AM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Shubhangi Gupta

Udit Raj with Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: A day after being denied BJP party ticket from North-West Delhi to contest Lok Sabha elections 2019, Udit Raj on Wednesday joined the Congress in presence of party President Rahul Gandhi.

Notably, Udit Raj had threatened to quit the BJP if not given the party ticket to contest the Lok Sabha elections 2019. “I am waiting for the ticket. If not given to me, I will do goodbye to party,” he tweeted on Tuesday morning. However, hours after that, BJP fielded Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans from North-West Delhi Lok Sabha seat.

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Earlier on Monday, Raj and dozens of his supporters had created a ruckus outside Delhi BJP office on Pant Marg. Hans Raj Hans was also then present at the office along with other party leaders.

Raj had also alleged that he had tried to talk to BJP chief Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi about his ticket but did not get any response. He claimed that senior party leaders, including Nitin Gadkari and Rajnath, Singh had asked him to wait.

The polling for ongoing Lok Sabha elections will end on May 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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