Delhi's BJP chief Manoj Tiwari is in talks with AAP rebel leader Kumar Vishwas to bring him to the party as a member or at least to campaign. BJP sources in Delhi said Tiwari will meet with Vishwas on Monday night to "discuss future plans".
The two have, in the past, found themselves on the sidelines of TV shows and learn to share cordial relationships. In one of these programs, Vishwas said in a lighter vein that Tiwari asked him to join the BJP.
Sources said that in the past, Vishwas showed interest in fighting from the seat Ghaziabad Lok Sabha, which General (retd) VK Singh holds. However, sources added that even if he joins the BJP, he is unlikely to get a fine from Delhi and can be considered for "important positions and responsibilities in the future or another state."
"The party considers him a great speaker," a source said.
Vishwas did not respond to the calls for comment.
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Sources also said that Tiwari met Haryanvi's singer-dancer Sapna Chaudhary during Sunday dinner and asked her to campaign in the Northwest, West and South districts which have a large population of Jat.
This is the second time they have met in recent weeks. Congress leader Raj Babbar had previously tweeted a photo of Sapna with Priyanka Gandhi, claiming she had joined the party, but the singer denied it the next day.
"Tiwari managed to convince her that she would lose in a Congressional ticket. And that ideologically, it had more in common with the BJP, "a source said.
Sources said he also advised her that it would be best for her to campaign now, since she is young and has time to contest polls in the future when she has more political experience.