High Congress leaders be part of BJP in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: In a setback to the Opposition Congress in Punjab, 4 former ministers and an ex MLA switched loyalties and joined the BJP within the presence of Union Residence Minister Amit Shah.

Former ministers Gurpreet Singh Kangar, Balbir Singh Sidhu, Raj Kumar Verka and Sunder Sham Arora and ex-MLA Kewal Singh Dhillon had been inducted into the BJP at a perform right here within the presence of BJP chief and Union Residence Minister Amit Shah.

Whereas Verka was the Dalit face of the Congress, Arora was the working president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. Sidhu and Kangar are Jat-Sikh leaders.

Kewal Dhillon, a former Congress MLA from Barnala, additionally joined the BJP. Former MLA Sarup Chand Singla, who stop the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in March, additionally joined the saffron occasion.

Aside from Dhillon, all of the Congress leaders who joined the BJP had misplaced the February 20 elections.

Earlier, former Punjab chief Sunil Jakhar, a outstanding state’s Hindu face, joined the saffron occasion.

He shared a video of the insurgent Congress sitting with him in Panchkula earlier than their becoming a member of to the BJP.

Responding to mass exodus of leaders, state Congress chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring mentioned the switchover was a “blessing in disguise”.

He mentioned the BJP had taken “trash” into its fold and would realise within the subsequent elections what reward Shah was taking with him.

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