Union Minister Vijay Goel on Monday paid a visit to Kapil Mishra, former minister in the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government, and said that Bharatiya Janata Party’s doors are open for him.

The Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Statistics and Programme Implementation’s visit was part of the BJP’s nationwide campaign, “Sampark for Samarthan”, in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

“The BJP’s doors have been open for him since he parted ways with the AAP. Now he has to take a decision,” said Goel, while adding “We need friends like Kapil Mishra”.

Goel apprised Mishra of the welfare and development works and schemes of the BJP-led central government and presented a booklet, titled “Saaf Niyat, Sahi Vikas”, to him.

Kapil Mishra, who headed the Water Resource Ministry in the AAP government in Delhi, was removed from the government by Chief Minister Kejriwal in 2017.

Following this, the rebel Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA had levelled allegations of corruption against Kejriwal and Delhi minister Satyendar Jain and had been a vocal critic of the AAP dispensation ever since.

Kapil Mishra is an MLA representing Karawal Nagar constituency in the Sixth Legislative Assembly of Delhi.

Mishra’s mother, Annapurna Mishra, is a senior BJP leader from east Delhi and a former mayor of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation.