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Now BJP leader Gurmahabir Singh joins AAP

Along with his supporters, BJP leader and former vice-chairman of Pungrain Gurmahabir Singh, who has been in-charge of Patti unit, on Tuesday, joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Tarn Taran.

punjab Updated: Feb 17, 2016 09:05 IST
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Along with his supporters, BJP leader and former vice-chairman of Pungrain Gurmahabir Singh, who has been in-charge of Patti unit, on Tuesday, joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Tarn Taran.

Aam Aadmi Party’s zonal observer Parveen Parbhakar from New Delhi presided over the meeting held at the party office in Tarn Taran wherein he got the BJP leaders into the fold of his party. Gurmahabir Singh claimed that he had around 20,000 supporters in Patti assembly segment and they also supported his decision.

Prominent among his aides, who joined AAP, included Ramandeep Singh Sonu, who claimed himself as former Mandal president of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).

Parbhakar said any political leader who carried good reputation and agreed upon the ideology of AAP is welcomed in the party.

“AAP is getting unprecedented support from every section of the society and no one can stop it from being victorious in the state assembly elections of 2017,” he added. BJP district president Navreet Singh Shafipur expressed unawareness over the BJP leader’s move of joining AAP.

“He was not active since the incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib took place in October last year, nor he has any key post in the party presently,” said Shafipur.

He added, “Once he had been close aide of SAD’s cabinet minister Adesh Partap Singh Kairon, but parted ways with him later. As he was inactive since past months, his decision will leave no impact on the party’s base among people.” It is notable that Gurmahabir has been sarpanch of Sarhali Kalan village since 1983.

AAP’s youth wing member Manjinder Sidhu and media secretary Harpreet Singh were also present on the occasion.