Rebel BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, met Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday and will formally join the party on April 6. Also Read - 'I Apologise... Just Forgot the Name': Kamal Nath Explains 'Item' Jibe After Controversy, EC Takes Note

“BJP MP Shatrughan Sinhaji … will formally join Congress on April 6,” Congress spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil said in a tweet. Also Read - Don't Think Gandhi Family Will Take Action Against Kamal Nath for ‘Item’ Remark: Smriti Irani

Sinha is likely to be fielded again from his Patna Sahib constituency. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from the seat. Also Read - Dalit Atrocities Have Reached New Zenith, Democracy Passing Through Most Tumultuous Times: Sonia Gandhi Attacks Centre

The actor-turned-politician has been critical of the style of functioning of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah and accused them of running the country like an autocracy.

He also slammed the BJP for denying ticket to party veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi “without their consent”.