"My role in the party will be given by the party President but I will work for the people," Tirath said after joining the saffron party.
Former UPA Cabinet Minister and Congress leader Krishna Tirath meets BJP President Amit Shah, joins BJP pic.twitter.com/yhAq8miwHB— ANI (@ANI_news) January 19, 2015
Tirath's induction will be an achievement for the BJP which is on a spree to induct leaders from rival Congress and AAP as it will make the party stronger.
Reacting over Tirath's induction BJP leader Srikant Sharma said, "No one wants to contest from Congress."
Former UPA Minister Krishna Tirath meets Amit Shah, joins BJP https://t.co/77KREMCLi7— ANI (@ANI_news) January 19, 2015
Meanwhile, reacting over Tirath's hopping party Congress leader Randeep Surjewala called her 'opportunist'.
"Opportunist leaders BJP ko hi mubarak," Surjewala was quoted by ANI as saying.
Last week, former IPS officer and social activist Kiran Bedi joined BJP and later former AAP leaders Shazia Ilmi and Vinod Kumar Binny joined BJP.
Days after joining BJP, Kiran Bedi today said that in Prime Minister Narendra Modi the party has with it the "world's most beautiful face" as she rebutted AAP's claim that she was brought in by the saffron outfit because it does not have a face of its own in Delhi.
No1 wants to contest from Cong, every1 wants to work with ppl who work for development: Shrikant Sharma (BJP) on Krishna Tirath joining BJP— ANI (@ANI_news) January 19, 2015
"BJP has got the world's most beautiful face with it, i.e. Narendra Modi and his leadership. After that we are just stars who are revolving around him," the former Team Anna member said as she shot down AAP's charge that she was inducted into BJP for being its face here for Delhi polls.