The former Union Minister, D. Purandeswari, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday after meeting senior leader L.K. Advani and party president Rajnath Singh.

Daughter of Telugu Desam Party founder, N.T. Rama Rao, Ms. Purandeswari quit the Congress in February as she was “disappointed” at the way Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated. BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu facilitated talks between Ms. Purandeswari and the BJP leadership, informed sources said.

Mr. Rajnath Singh said on Twitter: “Former Union Minister D. Purandeswari joined the BJP today. I welcome her into the party fold.”

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