AAP MLA Devinder Sehrawat joins BJP
New Delhi: Rebel AAP MLA Devinder Sehrawat on Monday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party during a press conference at the BJP' state head office, declaring that he is deeply influenced by Narendra Modi's leadership and nationalist approach.
Sehrawat, who retired as a Colonel in the Indian Army, represents Bijwasan in the Delhi Assembly and is the second AAP legislator to join the saffron party in a week. Last week, Gandhi Nagar MLA, Anil Bajpai had joined the BJP amidst rumours of horse-trading from the AAP camp.
Sehrawat was welcomed into the party by Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta and other senior party leaders. Gupta said that AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal had disregarded and ridiculed the retired Colonel and asked him to apologise for his behaviour.
Sehrawat said that having served in the Indian Army for 20 years, he was extremely offended by Kejriwal's questions on details of the recent Balakot air strike. He said that the party that once used to speak in the interest of farmers and the poor has now become their greatest enemy.
Further, the former army man alleged that Kejriwal had prevented him from working in his area because he had opposed AAP founders Prashant Bhushan and Yogender Yadav. "Kejriwal harrassed me and prevent me from working in my area," he claimed.