New Delhi: Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh officially joins Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday by merging his Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) party with BJP.
The merger was carried out in presence of Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Kiren Rijiju, BJP leader Sunil Jakhar and BJP Punjab chief Ashwani Sharma.
Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar while speaking at the event added that Captain Amarinder Singh has always kept the country above everything. Former Congress leader and deputy speaker of Punjab Assembly Ajaib Singh Bhatti also joins BJP.
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said that “We think that right thinking people of the country should be united. A sensitive state like Punjab should be handled carefully. During his tenure as CM, he never kept politics before national security.”
Capt Amarinder Singh added that “Punjab is a border state, and I have seen our relations with Pakistan deteriorating. Drones are coming into our territory now to create complete chaos in Punjab. China is also not far from us. It’s our duty to protect our state and the country.”
He further added that “It is now time to join a party that is looking after the interests of the country.”
Capt. Amarinder Singh formed his own party last year after parting ways from Congress after nearly five decades.