Former Congress MLA joins AAP
NEW DELHI: Former Congress MLA Surendra Pal Singh Bittu on Saturday joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here, along with his supporters.
Bittu, a two-time former MLA from the Timarpur Assembly constituency, was serving as the president of the Congress' Karawal Nagar district unit, a statement from the AAP said.
He joined the Arvind Kejriwal-led party in the presence of its senior leader and Delhi unit convener, Ashutosh.
Bittu lauded the AAP for working hard for the interests of the poor and downtrodden and wished to work with Kejriwal, the statement by AAP added.
Bittu had been associated with the Congress since 1977. He had contested and won the Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections that year.
Before joining politics, Bittu dealt in automobile spare parts.
In addition to Bittu's, eight current and former office-bearers of the Congress, including the serving secretary of the party's Delhi unit Ashok Tyagi, also joined the party on Saturday.