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AAP Convenor Arvind KejriwalReuters

Former Aam Aadmi Party MLA Vinod Kumar Binny on Sunday joined BJP ahead of the Delhi Assembly Elections to be held on 7 February.

Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay announced Binny's official entry into the party at a news conference on Sunday. "Vinod Binny was the first to raise his voice against undemocratic processes in AAP," The Times of India quoted Upadhyay as saying.

Binny, who was expelled from AAP last year, alleged that party chief Arvind Kejriwal lied to the public and played with their emotions in order to seek votes.

"Had joined AAP but, at the time, didn't know all that was mere drama. AAP is responsible for emotional blackmailing. They use people... I thank the BJP for giving me this honour," NDTV quoted Binny as saying.

Binny was the MLA from Laxmi Nagar constituency before AAP expelled him and terminated his primary membership from the party in January 2014 for publicly criticising the party and its leaders.

Delhi is going for assembly elections on 7 February and its fate will be decided on 10 February when the counting begins.