Congress national spokesperson Tom Vadakkan on Thursday joined BJP.
He is the former secretary of AICC and convenor of grievance cell of AICC.
Hailing from Kerala, Vadakkan is one of the tallest leader of Congress and close aid of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
He met the mediapersons along with Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Vadakkan had reportedly sought Thrissur Lok Sabha seat in 2009 and 2014. However, state leadership was reluctant to field him. Ironically, party president Rahul Gandhi was in Thrissur district when Vadakkan joined BJP.