Senior Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi is likely to join Bharatiya Janata Party, ahead of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

According to reports, Joshi, who is currently the MLA from Lucknow Cantonment constituency has met BJP president Amit Shah and other senior leaders.However, BJP leader and Joshi’s brother Vijay Bahuguna has rejected speculations. He said, “These are just rumours, no truth in them.”

Joshi was the president of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee from 2007 to 2012. She is daughter of Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna, a former Chief Minister of the UP

Elections in Uttar Pradesh are to be held early next year and former Delhi CM Sheila Diksht has been projected as CM candidate by Congress.