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Sangrur BSP candidate resigns, joins Congress

Madanjit Singh, the Bahujan Samaj Party candidate from Sangrur on Wednesday joined the Congress under the leadership of former Chief Minister and chairman of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Campaign Committee, Capt Amarinder Singh.

india Updated: Apr 08, 2009 20:36 IST

Madanjit Singh, the Bahujan Samaj Party candidate from Sangrur on Wednesday joined the Congress under the leadership of former Chief Minister and chairman of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Campaign Committee, Capt Amarinder Singh.

Singh, a former police officer was quite an influential leader in the BSP. His resignation from the BSP and support to the Congress would certainly boost the prospects of the party (Congress) candidate in Sangrur, Vijay Inder Singla, Amarinder said.

Speaking on the occasion, Singh said, he was feeling suffocated in the BSP for various reasons.

He alleged that the candidates instead of being offered financial support by the party were being asked to donate funds. He said, he was not sure where this money would go?

More than that, the former BSP leader said, he was quite impressed with the leadership qualities of the former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who was proving to be a mass leader of the Punjabis.

He said, he was sure and certain that only Capt Amarinder could ensure the Akalis’ defeat in these elections, which was the need of the hour.

He alleged, the BSP was in league with the ruling SAD-BJP alliance with a clean motive to weaken the Congress.