Independent MLA from Mukerian, Rajneesh Bubby, today announced his support for the Congress in presence of the Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh, Union minister Ambika Soni and others. Welcoming his support to the Congress, Capt Amarinder said it was unfortunate that Bubby could not get the party nomination during assembly elections.
Capt Singh said since selection process was quite complicated, deserving candidates sometimes were left out.
The PCC president said he was happy that Bubby was now supporting the Congress as his family had long association with the party.
He pointed out that Bubby's father Dr Kewal Krishen was not only a senior party leader but also a freedom fighter and Bubby had maintained the family tradition.
Speaking on the occasion, Ambika Soni said Bubby's family and Congress party were synonymous to each other. She said Dr Kewal Krishen was a party stalwart whose contribution was unparalleled.
Soni said she had come with the blessings and good wishes of the party president Sonia Gandhi who was equally keen that Bubby should return to the party fold.
Bubby said he immensely happy as it was just a homecoming for him. He said although he had not got the Congress ticket, the entire rank and file of the Congress had supported him in Mukerian and had it not been for the
Congress workers' support he could not have won as Independent.
Those present on the occasion included Hoshiarpur MP Santosh Choudhary, PCC vice-presidents Rana Sodhi, Rana KP, Kewal Dhillon, general secretary Arvind Khanna, MLAs Shyam Sunder Malhotra, Sangat Singh Giljian and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa.