Poonam Azad meets Kejriwal ahead of joining AAP

New Delhi[India], Nov. 13: Suspended Bharatiya Janata Party leader and MP Kirti Azad's wife Poonam Azad met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday before officially joining the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

AAP senior leader Sanjay Singh on Tuesday said the wife of suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad and three-time BJP national executive member, Poonam Azad will be joining the party.

"We were in touch with Poonam Azad ji. Since long she has wanted to become a member of the Aam Aadmi Party family. And today, after officially talking to her, she has agreed to join the party on November 13," he said.

Azad is currently the BJP's Delhi unit spokesperson and she has served as its vice-president in the past.

She has been facing growing marginalisation in the party for some years after having earlier been a member of the BJP National Executive thrice.

Kirti Azad, who currently represents Darbhanga in the Lok Sabha was suspended by the BJP in 2015 for publicly targeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over corruption in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

Source: ANI