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Delhi: Disqualified MLA Kapil Mishra and AAP women’s wing chief Richa Pandey join BJP

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Mishra was sacked as the AAP government’s minister of water resources in Delhi in 2017.
'Disqualified Delhi MLA and former Aam Aadmi Party leader Kapil Mishra joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday. The chief of AAP’s women’s wing, Richa Pandey, also switched over to the BJP. They joined the saffron party in the presence of BJP National Vice President Shyam Jaju and the party’s Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari at the party headquarters in New Delhi. “I welcome Kapil Mishra and Richa Pandey into BJP and hope they will serve Delhi by following the policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and philosophy of Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Syama Prasad Mookerjee,” Tiwari said, according to PTI. Shri @KapilMishra_IND and Smt @richapandey from AAP along with their supporters joined BJP in the presence of State President Shri @ManojTiwariMP , National Vice President and BJP Delhi’s Prabhari Shri @ShyamSJaju and other senior leaders. #BJPMembership pic.twitter.com/nqfFgn2iv5 — BJP Delhi (@BJP4Delhi) August 17, 2019 Earlier this month, Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel disqualified Mishra under the anti-defection law. Mishra, who represented Karawal Nagar in the Assembly, had campaigned for Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Lok Sabha elections. Days later, on August 6, he challenged his disqualification in the Delhi High Court. Mishra’s lawyers told the court that though all the allegations against him were not disputed, it does not mean he had voluntarily given up.. Read more'