Ready to join AAP, if invited: Expelled Cong leader Jagmeet Brar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: May 10, 2016 22:28 IST
Former MP Jagmeet Singh Brar addressing a press conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday. (Sikander Singh Chopra/HT Photo)

Expelled Congress leader Jagmeet Singh Brar, who is a known detractor of chief of state unit Captain Amarinder Singh, on Tuesday said that popularity of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was surging and he could discuss the possibilities of joining the party after he gets an invitation from the leadership.

Brar, who was expelled from Congress last month, was in Ludhiana on Tuesday where he was asked about his prospects of joining AAP. He said he had toured 50 legislative assembly constituencies of Majha region during the past sometime where he found a “ massive wave” of AAP.

“I talked to a large number of people in these constituencies where I found a surging popularity of AAP. This means that AAP is growing in the state day by day” said Brar.

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He said, “If I am invited by AAP, I would first talk and join the party only if they promise to fight against drugs and dynastic rule in Punjab”.

Talking on Captain Amarinder Singh, Brar said that his visit to US has severely failed. “While Amarinder rarely visits his parliamentary constituency (Amritsar), he was visiting foreign lands to woo NRIs but he has already failed in his attempt”.

However, when contacted, AAP’s organisation-building incharge Durgesh Pathak said about Brar’s AAP prospects: “There has been no discussion on this at all in the party.” He added, “We are currently busy with our Punjab Dialogue programme series to build a solid manifesto.”

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