Former Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh joins BJP (Photo : ANI)
Former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh formally joined the BJP on Monday at the party headquarters here in presence of union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Kiren Rijiju.
Amarinder Singh also merged his party Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) with BJP. Earlier in the day, Amarinder Singh met BJP chief JP Nadda in Delhi.
Talking to reporters at the BJP headquarters, Amarinder Singh said he was grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and the BJP president JP Nadda.
Law Minister Kiren Rijiju hailed Amarinder Singh joining the party and said right-thinking people of the country should be united. "A sensitive state like Punjab should be handled carefully. During his tenure as CM, he never kept politics before national security," Rijiju said. Amarinder made the announcement of joining the BJP after he met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on September 12 in Delhi.
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