Senior Amritsar Congress leaders join BJP, Chugh welcomes them
Welcoming them to the party BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh said a new wave has started in favour of the BJP
Chandigarh, January 16, 2022: The Congress received a major setback in Amritsar as five of its Senior leaders including Amritsar DCC (rural)president Bhagwantpal Singh joined the BJP in Amritsar today.
Welcoming them to the party BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh said a new wave has started in favour of the BJP and it would soon see "Congress-mukt" Punjab after the Assembly elections.
Bhagwantpal, who led the Congress leaders deserting their parent party, has been three times Amritsar (rural) DCC president and an executive member of Chief Khalsa Diwan.
Others who joined the BJP included Pardip Singh Bhullar, former senior vice president of Amritsar DCC and a former Punjab PCC secretary, and Rattan Singh Sohal (Atari), Paramjit Singh Randhawa and Tajinderpal Singh.
Chugh said there was widespread resentment against the Congress in Punjab and the Congress would be wiped out in coming elections.
He said many more Congress leaders were expected to join BJP in coming days.