Former Sangrur BSP chief joins AAP

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Sangrur
  • Updated: Apr 26, 2014 20:49 IST

Two days after he left Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) as Sangrur district unit president, Harmeet Singh, on Saturday, joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in support of its candidate Bhagwant Mann.

"As the BSP, which was formed to fight for the cause of the deprived and common man, has become the party of the rich, I decided to join AAP, that I think is the best alternative to these traditional parties," said Harmeet Singh while talking to Hindustan Times.

Harmeet Singh, who had fought the last assembly elections from Sangrur assembly seat unsuccessfully, said, "I will campaign for Bhagwant Mann in Sangrur as the BSP's candidate Madan Bhatti was hand-in-glove with Congress candidate Vijay Inder Singla."

Welcoming him to the party, Bhagwant Mann said, "I welcome Harmeet and his supporters in AAP, which is the only party of the common man."

It may be recalled here that Harmeet Singh had, on Thursday, resigned as president of the district unit of AAP alleging that BSP's candidate Madan Bhatti was hobnobbing with Congress candidate Vijay Inder Singla and was campaigning for him.

It may be mentioned here that 28 per cent voters in the constituency come from the SC community and, in the last election, BSP candidate Jameel-ur-Rehman had got 72,000 votes.

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