fbpx
  Previous   Next
HomePoliticsShiromani Akali Dal And Congress Leaders Join BJP In Punjab

Shiromani Akali Dal And Congress Leaders Join BJP In Punjab

Ahead of the Punjab Assembly polls, more leaders from Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Congress have joined BJP on Wednesday.

Leaders who joined the BJP are Jagdeep Singh Nakai, Ravipreet Singh Sidhu and Harbhag Singh Desu from SAD and former Congress MLA Shamsher Singh Rai. These leaders joined BJP in presence of union ministers Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Som Prakash, party national general secretary and Punjab in-charge Dushyant Gautam, chief spokesperson Anil Baluni at party headquarters.

“The way eminent personalities, elected representatives and influential people from different walks of life join BJP shows the way wind is blowing in Punjab,” Shekhawat said.

Shekhawat pointed out that yesterday two sitting MLAs had joined along with others.”One of the oldest names in Punjab politics with a long association with SAD, former MLA Nakai is joining BJP. The young face of Punjab, who worked at different positions in SAD Sidhu is also joining BJP today. Former Congress MLA Rai and a prominent OBC leader Desu also joined us, Shekhawat, BJP election in-charge of Punjab said.

Shekhawat further said that joining these leaders will strengthen the party and help in building a new Punjab.

On Tuesday, former Indian cricketer Dinesh Mongia joined BJP. Two Congress MLA Balwinder Singh Laddi, Fateh Jung Singh Bajwa and 13 others also joined the BJP.

The BJP has on Monday announced an alliance with former chief minister Amarinder Singh’s Punjab Lok Congress and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa’s Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) to jointly contest the Punjab assembly polls.

Punjab election will be held in February -March next year along with the Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. Earlier after its alliance broke up with its oldest alliance partner Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the BJP has announced to contest all the 117 Assembly seats in Punjab. In 2017, BJP won three seats out of 23 it contested.

More News

Eknath Shinde Will Be New Chief Minister of Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis

Eknath Shinde will be the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra, said BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis during a press conference on Thursday. The announcement came...

Coronavirus: India Reports 14,506 New Covid Cases

India logged 14,506 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,34,33,345. According to the Union...

Russian Prez Is Getting ‘Exactly What He Didn’t Want’: US Prez

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday said Russian President Vladimir Putin is getting ‘exactly what he didn’t want’ the NATO-nation of Europe, the media...

RELATED NEWS

Eknath Shinde Will Be New Chief Minister of Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis

Eknath Shinde will be the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra, said BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis during a press conference on Thursday. The announcement came...

Russian Prez Is Getting ‘Exactly What He Didn’t Want’: US Prez

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday said Russian President Vladimir Putin is getting ‘exactly what he didn’t want’ the NATO-nation of Europe, the media...

Top Maoist Leader Vanthala Ramakrishna alias Prabhakar alias Ashok Arrests

The Maoist movement suffered a major setback in the Andhra-Odisha Border (AOB) region in Alluri Sitharamaraju district with the arrest of a top Maoist...