Five Akali Dal leaders, ex-TV anchor join BJP | India News

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the Assembly polls in Punjab next year, five Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders and a former TV host joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday.
Amanjot Kaur Ramoowalia, a former national general secretary of Akali Dal’s women wing and the daughter of former Union minister Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, along with Gurpreet Singh Shahpur, Chand Singh Chatha, Baljinder Singh Dakoha and Pritam Singh joined the BJP in the presence of Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, party’s Punjab in-charge Dushyant Gautam and national general secretary Tarun Chugh at the BJP headquarters here. .A former TV anchor Chetan Mohan Joshi also joined the party.
The Assembly polls in Punjab is likely to witness a quadrangular contest between the ruling Congress, BJP, SAD and the Aam Aadmi Party.
Welcoming the SAD leaders into the saffron camp, Shekhawat said it shows in which direction the wind of change is blowing in Punjab before the Assembly poll.
Shekhawat alleged that some political parties are misleading farmers for their hunger for power.
Gautam said the people in Punjab want peace and are looking at Prime Minister Narendra Modi with hope. “The BJP family is growing in Punjab and in the coming days, more people will join,” Gautam said.

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