Former Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday. His Piyush Goyal, Minister of Trade Unions, and the party’s Secretary General, Tarun Chugh, and other key figures attended the occasion.
Manpreet Singh Badal joined parliament in January 2016. This is his fourth political party he has joined almost in his 30-year political career. After joining BJP, he told the media: I met a lion a few days ago. He was the Home Minister of India. He said Punjab has been attacked his 400 times and we will do everything for Punjab. His remarks moved me because I was always worried about Punjab and the future of Punjab.
Meanwhile, Manpreet Singh Badal, in his resignation letter to parliamentary leader Rahul Gandhi, said that a faction of men in Delhi was running the issue in Punjab and that this only strengthened the faction. He also said one would be appointed as the leader of the opposition party and the other as the leader of the legislative party, and that these groups would fight each other. That’s the situation in every state and the condition of Congress.
Reserve some seats for the ‘original BJP leader’: sad for the BJP
Shiromani Akali Dal leader Daljeet Singh Cheema came out to parliament after Manpreet’s resignation, saying that with the speed of parliamentary leaders joining the BJP, the Saffron Party would want several seats for its “former BJP leaders”. “In view of the swift admission of parliamentary leaders to the BJP forces in Punjab, I urge the BJP high command to work hard for the party for decades.” I humbly appeal to you to secure at least 3 Lok Sabha and 23 Vidhan Sabha seats for the former BJP leaders who have worked for the BJP.
“Good Redance” Waring Reaction
Punjab Provincial Assembly Speaker Amrinder Singh Raja Waring called Manpreet’s departure from the party a “good liberation” and called the former finance minister “naturally power-hungry”. Waring pitched his move to Manpreet, accusing him of joining Congress in the hope that he would win the final parliamentary election. For reasons unknown, five years is a long time without someone like him in power. Instead of making martyrs cry, apologize to Congress for treason,” tweeted the Speaker of Parliament. In another tweet, Waring wrote, “Mir Jafar never stood up to remain a memorable king. Their ignominious destiny remains etched in India’s political history.”