In another setback to the Congress, senior Punjab leader Sunil Jakhar on Thursday joined the BJP in the presence of party president JP Nadda. On May 14, Sunil Jakhar had announced his sudden exit from the Congress. Congress was recently quit the party by Gujarat working president Hardik Patel citing lack of leadership and wrong priorities.
’50 years old relationship ruined’: Sunil Jakhar
Addressing the media after joining the BJP, Sunil Jakhar thanked the party and said that it is not easy to break the 50-year ties with the Congress. He said, “I am thankful to have a place in BJP and I am glad that I was welcomed here. Three generations of my family served the Congress party in the last 50 years. Today, I broke 50 years old ties with Congress. I never used politics for personal gain and performed my duties with morality.”
Sunil Jakhar said, “Our 3 generations have been with the Congress party from 1972 to 2022. Sunil Jakhar did not use politics for personal interest, I always did the work of connecting, I belong to a state which is full of gurus. It is the land of pir. If today Sunil Jakhar has broken 50 years of relationship with a family, then there are many basic things in it, there was no personal quarrel with anyone.
JP Nadda welcomes Sunil Jakhar
BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda welcomed Sunil Jakhar into the party and said that the saffron party is taking the first place of nationalist forces in Punjab.
JP Nadda said, “Sunil Jakhar is a seasoned political leader who has made a name for himself during his political career. I am sure he will play a big role in strengthening the party in Punjab. BJP is the leader of nationalist forces in Punjab. It is taking first place, which is why it is necessary that all people having nationalist views should join BJP and strengthen the party.”
Sunil Jakhar quits Congress
Sunil Jakhar’s sudden announcement of quitting the party earlier this week triggered a shock wave in the party’s top leadership. It was during a Facebook Live ‘Dil Ki Baat’ when Jakhar made the announcement, further saying “Goodbye and best wishes Congress.”
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