Shiromani Akali Dal, AAP leaders join Congress in Punjab

  • IANS, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Dec 26, 2015 14:46 IST
Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh alongwith others during a press conference in Chandigarh on Saturday. (HT Photo)

A day after outspoken Congress leader Sukhpal Khaira joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab, the opposition Congress said leaders of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and AAP have joined its fold.

Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh announced that 34 members of the Akali Dal from Suman and 21 leaders of the AAP from Sangrur district have joined the party.

Those who joined included former Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) member Inder Mohan Singh.

After Captain’s announcement, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann tweeted “Capt Amarinder Singh ji press mein keh rahe hain ki Sangrur se AAP ke 20 neta Congress join kar bilkul jhootha parchar hai...(Captain, in a press conference, is saying that 20 AAP leaders have joined Congress which is not true.”

Interacting with the media here, Amarinder Singh apologised that senior Congress leader and former MP Jagmeet Brar was not invited to address a big rally that the Congress party had organised in Bathinda earlier this month.

“I apologise to him for this,” Amarinder said, with Brar seated next to him at the press conference.

Amarinder said the exit of Khaira from the Congress would not affect the Congress in Punjab.

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