Amritsar: In a major setback to the Congress party ahead of Punjab Assembly elections 2022, Jasbir Singh Dimpa's brother Rajan Gill on Wednesday joined Shiromani Akali Dal in the presence of SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal and senior leader Bikram Majithia.
At the same time, several other Congress workers joined Shiromani Akali Dal. The SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal warmly welcomed Rajan Gill into the party. Gill claimed that each and every ticket is being sold at the Congress party.
According to information received, Jasbir Singh Dimpa's son Gursant Updesh Singh Gill was supposed to be a Congress candidate from Khadur Sahib Assembly constituency but Congress fielded Ramanjit Singh Sikki. Therefore, Dimpa's family was upset with the development.
Rajan Gill had even filed nomination papers from Khadur Sahib as a Congress candidate which was rejected due to a non-receipt of Congress ticket. Gill's family was also rumored to be joining the Aam Aadmi Party, which came to a halt on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Bikram Singh Majithia said that Shiromani Akali Dal was getting a full response in Majha's politics. Likewise, Rajan Gill was appointed as General Secretary of the party.
He further said this was just a trailer. This will benefit Amritsar and Tarn Taran seats. "My grandfather was in the Congress from the time of Gurdit Singh Shah," said Rajan Gill.
Punjab Assembly elections 2022 are scheduled to be held on February 20 while the results will be declared on March 10.
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