Former Congress leader CR Kesavan joins BJP
Over a month after quitting Congress, CR Kesavan joined hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday. CR Kesavan is the great-grandson of India’s first Indian Governor-General, C Rajagopalachari.
Expressing his gratitude, he said he wants to thank the saffron party for inducting him into the world’s largest political party, especially on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Tamil Nadu.
Addressing the media after joining the BJP, he said, PM Modi’s people-centric policies, corruption-free governance, and reform-led inclusive development agenda have transformed India from a fragile economy to the 5th largest economy in the world.
He further said that he knows people in his house who got a ‘pucca’ house through PM Awas Yojana. 3 crore houses have been built under this scheme. He said, Amit Shah ji once said that DBT was earlier Dealer Broker Transfer, but now it has become Direct Benefit Transfer.
Former Congress media panelist announced his resignation from the grand old party in February saying that he had not seen any vestige of the value that made him work for the party for over two decades.
While resigning he said, he can no longer in good conscience say that he can concur with what the Party presently symbolizes, stands for nor seeks to propagate. This is why he had recently declined an organizational responsibility at the national level and also refrained from participating in the Bharat Jodo Yatra, he added.
On Friday, former Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy of the undivided Andhra Pradesh has officially joined the BJP. He said he never imagined that he would leave the Congress party, and he took this step because of party leaders wrong decisions.