Raipur, 27 February-2014(PTI):Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s niece, Karuna Shukla, joined the Congress on Thursday after she resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party last year.
Recently, Shukla was in the news for calling the anointment of Narendra Modi as the BJP prime ministerial candidate “unconstitutional”.
Shukla, a former Member of Parliament from Janjgir, had contested the 2009 Lok Sabha polls from the Korba constituency. She lost the election to Congress’ leader Charan Das Mahant.
When she quit the BJP last October, Shukla alleged that she was mentally tortured by her party. Shukla refuted claims that she resigned from the BJP after being declined a party ticket for the Chhattisgarh assembly elections.