A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s half-brother Daljit Singh Kohli joined the BJP in presence of its prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi, another half brother of the PM, Surjit Singh Kohli, shared stage with Congress candidate from Amritsar Captain Amarinder Singh and joined his road show as well.
Expressing solidarity of the rest of the family with the PM and the Congress, Surjit Kohli said, “We are four brothers and six sisters.
I just want to tell you that leaving aside Daljit Singh, all of us are still with the Congress and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.”
Notably, Surjit Kohli is the real brother of Daljit Kohli, who switched loyalty to the BJP on Friday, and lives in a house next to that of Daljit.
Asked if he suspected some deal between the SAD-BJP alliance and Daljit Kohli, Surjit said, ‘I have no idea about that. This has no effect on us and we are committed to the PM and the Congress party. I can’t say why Daljit took this step.”
On Friday, the audience was stunned when suddenly Daljit Kohli appeared on the stage during Modi’s Amritsar rally and announced his joining in BJP.
Daljit had stated that he is joining BJP just because he thinks that his brother Manmohan Singh was not given a free hand by the Congress leadership.
He even praised the Bharatiya Janata Party nominee Arun Jaitley and claimed that he was there to support his vision. On being asked as to whether he will perform any political duty for the Bharatiya Janata Party, Daljit had said, “Whatever party asks me to do, I will”.
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Flanked by Surjit Kohli on Friday, Amarinder Singh said, “How much it matters that Daljit Singh Kohli has gone to BJP. He has no political background. Bharatiya Janata Party’s taking him into the party fold just shows their desperation and frustration”.
He said, “Daljit Kohli’s joining BJP was just a ‘showpiece’ at the Modi Rally. I don’t know why media gave so much hype to it”.