New Delhi: Former Punjab Chief Minister and Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) chief Captain Amarinder Singh officially joined the BJP on Monday. With this, the Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) merged with the BJP. Union ministers Narendra Tomar and Kiren Rijiju were present on the occasion. Tomar said the merger of PLC with the BJP will strengthen the party in the Punjab.
He further said that Captain Sahib has always put the nation above all else. I am happy to welcome him and his supporters on behalf of lakhs of BJP workers. Along with Amarinder Singh, former Congress leader and former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Assembly Ajaib Singh Bhatti has also joined the BJP.
He had met PM Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the last few days. Before the Punjab Assembly elections, Amarinder Singh had resigned from the post of CM after being angry with the Congress and formed the PLC.
Former chief minister Singh’s wife Preneet Kaur is a Congress MP from Patiala. By merging PLC with itself, the BJP wants to strengthen its position in Punjab.
Amarinder Singh, after his meeting with Shah on September 12, had said they had very fruitful discussions on various issues related to national security, rising cases of drug-terrorism in Punjab and the future roadmap for the all-round development of the state.