Jaswinders Kalra, a former Congress minister who is now an MLA from Delhi, has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as its national convener.
Kalra, who was one of the leaders of the protests in India’s capital against the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST), was the first of the Congress MLAs to join the BJP’s national executive committee.
He has already said that he will be a member of the party’s national general body.
The Congress party is expected to appoint a national general secretary to the party.
This person would have a range of responsibilities including managing the party and working with other political parties and factions.