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PPP’s Kapurthala dist chief Gurpreet Bhatti joins AAP

One of the founder-members of the now defunct People’s Party of Punjab (PPP), Gurpreet Singh Bhatti, joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) at Khanna on February 21.

punjab Updated: Feb 21, 2016 20:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Gurpreet Bhatti,Aam Aadmi Party,People’s Party of Punjab

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.

First Published: Feb 19, 2016 18:53 IST