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Ex-Delhi MLA, Congress leader join AAP

Vinay Mishra (2L), son of former Congress Parliamentarian Mahabal Mishra and former Badarpur MLA Ram Singh Netaji (L) join hands with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and others after formally joining AAP party, in New Delhi, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.

Vinay Mishra (2L), son of former Congress Parliamentarian Mahabal Mishra and former Badarpur MLA Ram Singh Netaji (L) join hands with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and others after formally joining AAP party, in New Delhi, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.   | Photo Credit: PTI

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Former Delhi MLA Ram Singh Netaji, and Vinay Mishra, a Congress leader and son of former MP Mahabal Mishra, have joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Manish Sisodia, senior AAP leader, said on Monday.

AAP National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said at a press conference. “We are welcoming them to the party with open hearts. And I'm sure that a day will come, when two crore people of Delhi will become members of the AAP. That day is not too far."

Mr. Netaji was twice an MLA, once as an independent and also from a BSP ticket, and was with the Congress before joining the AAP.

“I have joined the AAP as a worker and not for a ticket,” he told the media. “I have resigned from the Congress along with my followers.”

Mr. Mishra fought the 2013 Delhi Assembly election from Palam on a Congress ticket. “I have resigned from the Congress. The AAP will decide whether I will fight the upcoming election or not,” he told The Hindu.

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