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Congress leaders join BJP

PTI  Phagwara, October 13, 2013
First Published: 17:53 IST(13/10/2013) | Last Updated: 18:00 IST(13/10/2013)

Several Congress leaders and supporters here on Sunday joined BJP, giving the Punjab unit a shot in the arm ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.


BJP Punjab unit chief Kamal Sharma welcomed these leaders and supporters to the party fold at a function, which was also attended by local BJP MLA Som Parkash Kainth, Punjab CM's political advisor Tikshan Sood among others.

Sharma said the induction of Congress leaders will boost BJP workers and benefit the party.

Among those who shifted their allegiance to BJP were block Congress committee (Rural) president Inderjit Singh Khalyan, local Youth Congress president Gagandip Soni, block secretary Chandan Ghai, Bhaghana village sarpanch Sukhchain Singh and former sarpanch Surjit Singh.

Addressing the gathering, Khalyan said they were disillusioned with the Congress and was being sidelined due to factionalism.

District Congress committee president Harjit Singh Parmar, however, had claimed two days ago that Khalyan had been expelled from primary membership of Congress for six years for his anti-party activities.

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