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Rana Gurmeet Sodhi left Congress as he couldn't get ticket from desired seat: Harish Chaudhary

By Jasleen Kaur -- December 21, 2021 10:00 pm -- Updated:December 21, 2021 10:00 pm

New Delhi: Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Chaudhary on Tuesday said Rana Gurmeet Sodhi left the party because it was not able to give him party ticket from where he wanted to contest the Punjab Assembly elections due in 2022.

"Rana Gurmeet Sodhi has left the Congress as the party was not able to give him ticket from where he wanted to contest," said Harish Chaudhary while talking to the media.

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In a major setback to the Punjab Congress ahead of Assembly elections in Punjab in 2022, its senior leader Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi, who is known to be close to former state Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Tuesday quit the party and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Can't accept Punjab's suffocation': Veteran Congress leader Rana Gurmit  Sodhi joins BJP Rana Gurmeet Sodhi, who represents the Guru Har Sahai constituency in Punjab Assembly, joined the BJP on Tuesday

Sodhi, who represents the Guru Har Sahai constituency in Punjab Assembly, joined the BJP in the presence of party's Punjab in-charge Gajendra Singh Shekhawat at the BJP headquarters in the national capital on Tuesday.

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Union Minister Bhupendra Singh Yadav, Union Minister Som Prakash, BJP general secretary Dushyant Gautam were also present on the occasion.

In a jolt to Congress, senior Punjab leader Rana Gurmit Sodhi joins BJP -  The Hindu Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi is known to be close to former state Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

-PTC News

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