18/01/2017 12:59 PM IST | Updated 18/01/2017 1:18 PM IST

Narayan Dutt Tiwari And Son Rohit Shekhar Join BJP Ahead Of Uttarakhand Elections

Tiwari served as the CM of Uttar Pradesh thrice.

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NEW DELHI -- Congress veteran Narayan Dutt Tiwari and his son Rohit Shekhar on Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of party president Amit Shah.

The 91-year-old leader served as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh thrice (1976-77, 1984-85, 1988-89) and the chief minister of Uttarakhand once (2002-2007).

In 1986-1987, he served in former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's cabinet as Minister for External Affairs.

This political development comes ahead of the high-stakes Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

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