He joined the party in the presence of BJP President JP Nadda. Sunil Jakhar had resigned from Congress on 14 May.
Chandigarh: Former Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar joined BJP today. He joined the party in the presence of BJP President JP Nadda. Sunil Jakhar had resigned from the Congress on 14 May.
On this occasion, Sunil Jakhar said that if 50 years of a relationship has been broken with a family, then there are many basic things in it, there was no personal quarrel with anyone. He said that our 3 generations have been with the Congress party from 1972 to 2022. Sunil Jakhar did not use politics for personal interest, I always did the work of connecting I belong to a state which is the land of Gurus-Pir.
Jakhar was accused of anti-party activities
Jakhar took the primary membership of the ruling party at the Centre, in the presence of party president JP Nadda and other senior leaders during a press conference held at the BJP headquarters. Nadda welcomed Jakhar into the party by honouring him with a BJP strap. Jakhar, who was removed from all posts in the Congress last month on charges of indulging in anti-party activities, had on May 14 called the country's oldest party "good luck and goodbye Congress" on Facebook.
Jakhar was in the race for the post of CM after Amarinder's resignation
While announcing his decision to quit the Congress, he had attacked some leaders "sitting in Delhi", especially Ambika Soni, and said that unless the Congress gets freedom from such leaders, it cannot build its mass base in Punjab. It is noteworthy that after Amarinder Singh resigned from the post of Chief Minister in Punjab, Soni had said last year that the Congress should make a Sikh leader the Chief Minister. Jakhar himself was also in the race for the chief minister's post. Sunil Jakhar, a three-time member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly, is the son of senior Congress leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker late Balram Jakhar. Balram Jakhar has also been the Governor of Madhya Pradesh state.