Chandigarh, January 11, 2017 : Shiromani Akali Dal on Wednesday got a major setback when National general secretary of BC wingh of SAD and state president of Kashyap Rajpoot Mahasabha Punjab, Dr. Manmohan Singh Bhagowalia joined AAP in the presence of AAP National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal and AAP Qadian candidate Kanwarpreet Singh Kaki.
Welcoming Dr. Bhagowalia in party fold, Kejriwal said that Akali Dal has always ignored the interests of people of Punjab for their personal gains. He said that the demands of backward classes and other sections of society will be given priority.
Dr. Bhagowalia said that he has discussed the problems of backward classes with the leadership of AAP and sensing their sincerity towards the issues, he has decided to join AAP. He said that SAD government never tried to pay heed towards the genuine demands of Kashyap Rajpoot community. The community feels cheated with the anti-people policies of SAD during last 10 years so they have decided to support AAP in upcoming elections.
Narinder Singh Minia, President Malwa Zone 1, Master Narinder Singh, President Malwa Zone 2, Com. Tarlok Singh, State treasurer, Lakhbir Singh Kanwal, President Majha Zone, Narinder Singh Dist.President Gurdaspur, Avtar Singh Malothra, Basant Singh Nestle, Swaran Singh Bihal Ropar, Bibi Balwinder Kaur Dhanoda, Amandeep Singh, Varinder Mehra and Pal Singh Ludhiana also joined AAP on the occasion.