Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leader and close aide of Sonia Gandhi Tom Vadakkan joined the BJP.
He joined the BJP in the presence of Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi who welcomed him into the party.
"I left Congress party because when Pakistani terrorists attacked our land, my party's reaction to it was sad, it hurt me deeply. If a political party takes such a position that is against the country then I'm left with no option but to leave the party," Vadakkan said.
Thrissur native Tom Vadakkan was Congress spokesperson for a long time and was centered in Delhi. He was one of the main voice of the Congress in national debates in media.
Tom Vadakkan condemned the use and throw attitude of Congress leadership and had no option but to quit the party. He blamed the Congress for various centres of power within the leadership.