New Delhi, Feb 18: Darbhanga MP and former Indian Cricketer Kirti Azad, who was suspended by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party for anti-party activities, joined the Congress on Monday. A member of the 1983 World Cup winning team met Congress president Rahul Gandhi and was inducted into the party.
"Today in front of Rahul Gandhi I joined the Congress, I felicitated him in traditional Mithila style," Azad tweeted
Azad is currently serving his third term in the Lok Sabha, representing the Darbhanga constituency in Bihar.
He is the son of late Bhagwat Jha Azad, a veteran Congress leader who also served as the chief minister of Bihar for a brief period.
Azad was to officially join the opposition party on Friday, but the programme was canceled in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.
He was suspended by the BJP in 2015 after he leveled allegations against Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in connection with alleged irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association.