Kapurthala district president of People’s Party of Punjab, Raja Gurpreet Singh, on Saturday joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He was welcomed by AAP’s senior leadership, including in-charge of Punjab affairs, Sanjay Singh, Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann, state convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur and others.
Raja, who is the son of former Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) member Jaimal Singh, said he was influenced by the people-centric policies adopted by Arvind Kejriwal’s government in Delhi.
He took on the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance government and the Congress for ignoring the state’s interests and claimed that AAP was the only party which was being liked by the common man for its governance in Delhi.
He said people were distressed with the Akalis as well as the Congress and wanted a change in the form of AAP.
Raja was one of the leaders of PPP, apart from PPP secretary general Gurpreet Singh Bhatti from Fatehgarh Sahib, who had boycotted the merger of the party with the Congress when the party’s chief Manpreet Singh Badal had met Rahul Gandhi.