Manpreet Singh Badal, a prominent member of the Congress and former finance minister of Punjab, has switched from Congress to BJP
He formally joined the party in the presence of numerous leaders. Including Union Minister Piyush Goyal, at the BJP headquarters in the nation’s capital. Mr. Badal stated in his letter of resignation to Rahul Gandhi that he was “disillusioned” with the Congress. Soon after Manpreet joined the party, Piyush Goyal, a union minister, welcomed him at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
Badal has joined four political parties during the course of his political career, the BJP being the fourth. Manpreet Badal, is the nephew of Parkash Singh Badal. A former chief minister and a pillar of the Akali movement, served as the province of Punjab’s finance minister. During both the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP administration from 2007 to 2011. And also the Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress administration from 2017 to 22.
Manpreet left the SAD in 2011 and launched the People’s Party of Punjab. He ran for Lok Sabha in 2014 with support from the Congress, then in 2016 he joined the party. He was elected as a Congress MLA from the Bathinda Urban assembly segment. However, he utterly failed in the Punjab elections of 2022.
Why did Manpreet Singh switch from Congress to BJP?
“I am writing to officially tender my resignation from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress.” Manpreet stated in a two-page resignation letter to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is now participating in the Bharat Jodo Yatra and whose Punjab leg ends on January 19.
“Seven years ago, I merged the People’s Party of Punjab with your party with immense hope, and an expectation of being integrated into an organisation with a rich history that would allow me to serve both the people of Punjab and its interests to the best of my ability. Initial enthusiasm gradually gave way to disappointing disillusionment”, wrote Manpreet Singh in his letter.
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