New Delhi: Former Union minister and TDP founder N T Rama Rao's daughter D Purandeswari today joined BJP after quitting Congress over the Telangana issue.
Purandeswari, who joined the party in the presence of former BJP chief M Venkaiah Naidu at his residence, said she wants to contest from the Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha seat.
“Former Union minister D Purandeswari joined the BJP today. I welcome her into the party fold,” BJP President Rajnath Singh said after she met him at his residence. Singh welcomed her into the party fold by presenting her a bouquet of flowers.
Former JD(U) leader and MP from Aurangabad Sushil Kumar also joined BJP in presence of Singh.
Earlier in the day, Purandeswari met senior BJP leader L K Advani at his residence besides Singh and Leaders of Opposition in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley.