Jamnagar, Gujarat, Dec 5 (UNI) Congress leader Parmanand Khattar rejoined BJP in the presence of Chief Minister Narendra Modi yesterday.
Mr Khattar, former minister in the BJP Government, won the Jamnagar city's Assembly seat in 1995 and 1998. He joined Congress in 2002, when the BJP denied him a ticket.
Mr Khattar contested from Jamnagar seat as an Independent (rebel of BJP) in the 2002 Assembly elections and was badly defeated by BJP's candidate Vasuben Trivedi. He received only 10,000 votes while, Mrs Trivedi got 25,500 votes and Independent candidate Kilubhai Vasant got 20,500 votes.
After the 2002 elections, Mr Khattar joined the Congress.