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Senior Cong leader, three-time UP CM ND Tiwari to join BJP today

New Delhi: Former Uttarakhand and three time Uttar Pradesh chief minister and a senior Congress leader, Narayan Dutt Tiwari along with his son Rohit Shekhar will join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today.

According to reports, Tiwari wants a BJP ticket for his son from Kumaon region of Uttarakhand and therefore is all set to change his loyalty.

The 91-year-old leader was thrice the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh (1976-77, 1984-85, 1988-89) and once the chief minister of Uttarakhand (2002-2007).

In 1986-1987, he served in former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s cabinet as Minister for External Affairs.

PTI