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Congress leader and Sonia aide Tom Vadakkan joins BJP


New Delhi, March 14 (IANS): Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan, who was considered close to party leader Sonia Gandhi, on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Vadakkan said he was deeply hurt at the way the Congress questioned the integrity of the armed forces after the suicide bombing at Pulwama led to India-Pakistan tensions.

"I gave my prime of life to the Congress. But dynastic politics is now at its zenith in the party... There's no place in it for self-respecting people," he said.

 

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  • JK, Udupi

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    This is the reason Vadakkan quit Congress - "Congress questioned the integrity of the armed forces after the suicide bombing at Pulwama led to India-Pakistan tensions." Common sense at its best.

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  • Sam, mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Another dirty political game from BJP. They are so confident that they cannot win the election by existing candidate. Hence peeping into other parties.

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  • mona, MANGALURU

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    The BJP has no able leaders and so they want to rob candidates from Congress with their money power which is looted and robbed from the taxpayers money.

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  • observer, mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Yeh to aastneen Ka asap nikla. Astonishing to see close aides of Congress highcommand have ditched the party. Who knows how many backstabbers like him still working against the party.

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  • Pnto, Mglr

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Joker of da day. There must b a regulation that if ur jumping to other party u contest election in that party ein n join coz people voted u coz u were the candidate of a particular party vice versa would have been other way. This is called self service

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  • Peter Saldanha, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Tom Vadakkan knows in and out of Gandhi family.....he is christian leader joining BJP....

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Party and persons keeps on changing.
    Politicians are basically public servants, not self servers. They can't get votes to serve themselves.
    Whichever PARTY provides them better platform to serve their people, according to their best judgement, one may choose to remain.

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  • Mr.Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    This is the season of Aaya Ram and Gaya Ram

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  • C.E.SALDANHA, Shivbagb kadri

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Shameful. Poor fellow could not read between the lines. The only other thing could be his greed to go higher which is highly unlikely with BJP.

    Good luck Vadakkan.

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    The BJP must be careful ...This might be a ploy of congress to place a TROJAN.

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  • Bala, Udpi

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Good to see many getting exposed.., 😁

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, Mangalore, India

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Joining from Congress to BJP is individual choice. But why BJP is always interested in Congress party men into their fold.

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  • deepakraj, mang/dxb

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    That's business politics.. when u need inside info about ur competitors u recruit one from them with high pay and then terminate him after one year once u have enough info. because u cant trust such persons.

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, Mangalore, India

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    deepakraj, mang/dxb

    I feel sad, not because Sonia aide Tom Vadakkan joined BJP but where is the word called loyalty. Today all fields have become commerce and trade; for momentary benefit.

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  • J N Lobo, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    very true

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  • Sandeep, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    First I was feeling, Mahagatbadhan will give tough fight to BJP. But now it looks like more and more disappointed leaders will join BJP and BJP's vote share will increase and there may be a reversed result of Mahagatbhandhan.

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  • sam, mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    BJP & Tom vadakkan cannot change the kerala history in politics. Rahul will be the hero ever.

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  • Indian, Bangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    BJP is using money accumulated by demonitization to buy opposition leaders. Shame on BJP!

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  • RSRB, Kundapura

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Indian, Bangalore

    You mean Tom Vadakkan is money minded?
    That's why he was in Congress for so many years?

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  • Joseph, Alleppey

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    He was a prominent Roman catholic leader from Congress In Kerala.Congress is neglecting Christian community .yesterday it was in Udupi..today in Kerala.
    All after Rahul become Hindu shivabhakt.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    You mean to say Tom switched over because the Congress President ' became a 'Shaswatha UddhaStumbler Dhothidhaari Kasturi Tilaka PangaNaama KumKuma Dhaari' ?
    Really? Tom didn't say so. Very long also that title..not easy to pronounce anyways.

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  • Alphonse Rodrigues, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Tom Vadakkan will be a Puppet of Chaaiwaala and other senior Leaders.

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  • SB, Mlore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    The party that slaughtered a innocent Cow on the road , in the name of Protest, .... Must bite the dust

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  • abdul, udupi

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    must have received a good booty from the demonetizaton money that daku and feku have amassed.

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  • Vasant Raj, Mangalore / Abudhabi

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Finally Rahul Pappu Gandhi will join BJP...

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  • V. Pereira, udupi

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    If Rahul Gandhi joins BJP then feku and daku will be in trouble

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  • sam, mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Election result will give you the answer. Rahul will be the hero

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  • Tilak, London

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Until yesterday he was retweeting Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra's tweet. What changed overnight? CBI/ED/IT raid fear?

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    One more steps towards congress mukt Bharat

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  • Deepak, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    So now you can change BJP name to Congress Janata Party.

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  • Ankit, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    One day we will see one news. Rahul Gandhi has quit congress and also quit politics.

    I think may be he will give a try for 2019 and 2025. After that surely no, he will quit.

    That might be good for congress, as there are many good leaders who are in side because of RG.

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  • vasu, mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    So it is 3 seats for the BJP in Kerala

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  • K K, KATTEL ROAD, BAJPE

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    This election is IPL "INDIAN POLITICS LEAGUE"
    BUY AND SELL TREND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL ELECTION!

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  • abdul, udupi

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Good One. I really affirm what you are saying. Though I comment always against BJP, to be frank, I do not like any politicians or political parties.
    Sorry to say that the country has gone to the dogs as said by Winston Churchill

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Ha ha ha Congress are taking over BJP
    Swatch Bharat ka our ek kadam
    BJP mukth Bharat

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  • Sampath, India

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    He is going back to his old root....

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    One of the most respected & highly educated Malayali personality in society..., sorry to see him joining BJP..., though it is his choice..., I only wish his personality, ideology & ethical values don't change..., instead he could change the party which he embraced just now...!!!!

    As a person I still respect Mr Tom Vadakkan...,

    votrasi.. DOMBARATA....!!!!

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  • Nsrendra Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Vadakkan....it's good for you to leave congress and joining BJP. But one must remember all those majority leaders who were with congress have deserted congress and are in other parties. Even Sharad Pawar is an example. All said and done....in congress party if someone is showing any tantrum, then nobody cares for such tantrums. So ultimately he or she will join some other party. But the grand old party has seen ups and downs. It will not make any difference to them. Maximum they will win or lose, and it is part and parcel of the game. But BJP buys with money and threat and this BJP party has no morals or public respect. For them money and politics at the cost of our Jawans

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    On what basis you accuse BJP of bribing ppl? You have any proof? Simply complaining is of no use. Just see the reasons given by Tom for joining BJP. It is enough to know the present position of khangress

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  • JNB, Mangalore_mumbai

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    He was hurt by a question.

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  • Prakash, Ashoknagar

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Nothing will happen.........

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  • H SHETTY, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Never allow Rahul baba to join BJP. He will make party Barbaad.

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  • Sampath, India

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    I appreciate NATION FIRST thinking of yours....I have many friends in other party who felt the same as you faced.... Lucky that you realised it and took the right decesion... welcome sir

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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Junk should be out. thank BJP to receive junk.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    When Tom became junk?
    So for last 30 years you were holding to junk as spoke person?
    So when some one from BJP changes party it is mouse jumping from sinking ship but if khangress ppl change party then they become junk
    Strange argument and double standard
    All dombarata and nautanki

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  • Prakash Mascarenhas, Uppinangady / Dubai

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    BJP was looking for one bakra who is ready to contest against Shashi Taroor, now they got that bakra

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Vadakkan said...
    Abhi 'Dakkan' ke paas rehke kyaa faaydaa?
    Very learned person fighting for the Congress party for more than 2 decades,more than it's present president .
    He spelled out his reasons correctly.

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  • Vishal Kumar, mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Abhi 'Dakkan' ke paas rehke kyaa faaydaa?
    Isliye ab 'Pakkodan' ke pass chala gaya

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Good try...... to keep a straight face.
    Better luck next time....
    For if an educated, erudite man of the Congress for over 20 years slams it for doubting our Armed forces,says he has faith in the policies and visions of the present PM..then it's worth giving it a thought.
    Not to be taken lightly. That's why they are called so...

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  • Vishal Kumar, mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    You mean policies and vision like:
    bringing back black money from swiss banks in 100 days
    bringing back black money during demonetisation in 50 days - utter flop
    2 crore jobs
    bringing back Dawood Ibrahim from Pakistan
    15 Lakh in each account
    clean ganga by 2016
    lok pal joke pal - wake up that Anna Chorzare
    Bullet train
    Yes,we need more of this and criminals and lynchers as our ministers.

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  • Navin, Kundapur

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Ye chaiwala companine kitna korodonka pokoda khilaya ?? aur marne tak Vadakkan ko pokoda khane ki zarurath nahi...

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  • Kiran D, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Congress mukht Kerala on the cards.

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  • Rational thinker, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    He would have made a huge fortune for himself by joining BJP.
    Now he is settled for life.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Money is the greed for all Evil ...

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    You should have know it long back.
    Alas! it is too late... for any philosophy...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    I wonder if BJP understands the meaning of Philosophy ...

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  • KumaR, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    SM Krishna also joined BJP. One day Siddu will join BJP

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    tom vadakkan ka bajgaya corodomka dadkkan. farmersko peede-kkan.

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  • Sampath, India

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Ittene inchaa ..23 Ku yencha .

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    bjp paje paad-dh jepuve mancha.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    All other mahamilavat members will have to clean the floor for BJP as they will be on Mancha

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    somalians not liked by Modi nor by Sonia.....

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