Kirti Azad has joined the Congress on Monday in the presence of party president Rahul Gandhi.
A former Indian cricketer and politician who played in seven Tests and 25 ODIs from 1980 to 1986, Azad is the son of former Chief Minister of Bihar Bhagwat Jha Azad.
He was an aggressive right-hand batsman and a quickish offspinner. Azad is currently serving his third term in the Lok Sabha. From Darbhanga, Bihar, he won the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.
It is pertinent to mention here that just a few months ahead of the general polls, Azad has joined the grand old party. He is a suspended BJP leader.