Krishna Tirath, who served as women child and development minister in the UPA Cabinet, met BJP chief Amit Shah and joined the party.
‘My role in the party will be decided by Amit Shah, but I will work for the people,’ Tirath said after meeting the BJP chief.
Reacting to the news, which came as a surprise to the Congress leaders, Ajay Maken said “it shows the nervousness of BJP.”
Ahead of Delhi assembly elections, this move may help the BJP garner support of dalit community, which is considered to be AAP bastion.
Of the 12 reserved seats in Delhi, AAP won in 9 seats in the last assembly elections while the BJP won just two and Congress one.
According to the reports, BJP may field Krishna Tirath in the upcoming Delhi assembly elections.