New Delhi: In an enormous setback to Congress in Punjab, its senior chief and former state finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal joined the BJP on Wednesday. Badal joined the get together on the BJP headquarters within the presence of varied leaders, together with Union Minister Piyush Goyal. Earlier in his resignation letter to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, Badal mentioned he was “disillusioned” by the get together.
Delhi | Manpreet S Badal joins the BJP in presence of Union minister Piyush Goyal.
He, at the moment, resigned from the first membership of the Congress get together. https://t.co/nx9VEzhlK3 pic.twitter.com/r9eOS2SEVV
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“I devoted each ounce of power to each workplace I’ve had the honour of holding, each within the get together and the federal government. I thanks for having supplied me these alternatives and for the kindness and courtesy you may have proven me prior to now,” he mentioned within the letter that he posted on his Twitter deal with.
“Regretfully, given the prevailing tradition inside the get together and the defiant need within the current course, I now not want to be part of the Indian Nationwide Congress,” he mentioned.
— Manpreet Singh Badal (@MSBADAL) January 18, 2023
Badal, who served because the finance minister within the earlier Congress authorities, mentioned, “Seven years in the past, I merged the Individuals’s Celebration of Punjab together with your get together. I did so with immense hope and an expectation of being built-in into an organisation with a wealthy historical past that will enable me to serve each the individuals of Punjab and its pursuits to the very best of my skill.”
“Preliminary enthusiasm regularly gave strategy to disappointing disillusionment,” he added.