Inder Singh Iqbal Atwal Joined BJP: The Akali Dal has suffered another major setback ahead of the by-election for the Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat in Punjab. Akali Dal leader Inder Singh Iqbal has joined BJP. Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, former Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and BJP National General Secretary Tarun Chugh got him membership.
During this, all the senior leaders of BJP were present in the national headquarters. According to sources, AIADMK leader and former Rajya Sabha member Dr. Maitreyan will also join the BJP party on Sunday (April 9). Earlier on Saturday (April 8), CR Kesavan, the great-grandson of India’s first Indian Governor-General C Rajagopalachari, joined the BJP. Kesavan had resigned from the Congress on 23 February.
What did Iqbal say after joining BJP
Inder Singh Iqbal thanked all the senior BJP leaders present at the headquarters as well as thanked PM Modi and Amit Shah. He said that the condition of Punjab is better today because of the Modi government at the Center. The Kartarpur Corridor was a historic decision not only for the Sikh community but for the entire country, which was given by PM Modi or He said that PM Modi gave him a chance today that he would get a chance to work with the single largest party.
— BJP (@BJP4India) April 9, 2023
Anil Antony also joined BJP
Kesavan’s resignation came within a month of Anil Antony, son of former Union minister AK Antony, quitting the party, who had criticized the Prime Minister over a controversial BBC documentary series Narendra Modi was supported. Then he Joined BJP on 6 April in the presence of Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Muraleedharan.
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