Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) general secretary Jamaluddin Pappan Qureshi and Janata Dal (United) member Gulistha with their supporters today joined Congress in presence of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Jai Prakash Agarwal and transport minister Haroon Yousuf.

Welcoming them to the Congress party, Agarwal said that Pappan initially was a Congress worker who was strayed away.

He said that the Congress was the only political force that looked after the interests of the Muslims. He said it was essential for the Muslim community to support the Congress to defeat the communal and fascist forces represented by the BJP.

He expressed hope that the Muslims would vote for the Congress for the third time in a row.

Tribune News Service