Tomar, who was in the BJP earlier, had unsuccessfully contested the last Lok Sabha elections as a Congress candidate from Gautam Buddh Nagar.
 
"Congress is now giving fillip to communal forces in the country. The party is promoting divisive and communal politics...I was feeling uncomfortable in the party that is why I re-joined the BJP," Tomar said after joining the party in the presence of party president Rajnath Singh.

Tomar's last minute desertion has left the party in a tight spot as even the last date for filing nomination is over and hence the seat goes uncontested from its side. The election for the seat is on April 10.
     
Tomar returned to the BJP after a gap of over five years as he was earlier a three-time BJP MP from Ghaziabad.

"For me it was coming back to his home,” he said.
    
Praising BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, he said "Modiji is for development and good governance and I will work for the victory of the BJP in the elections."

JPN/Agencies

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