Former India cricketer Dinesh Mongia and current Congress MLA Fateh Singh Bajwa joined the BJP on Tuesday in the presence of Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat ahead of the Punjab Assembly poll. Bajwa is the brother of senior Congress leader Pratap Singh Bajwa, who is also an MLA from Qadian.
In addition to Bajwa, Balwinder Singh Laddi, a Congress MLA from Punjab, joined the BJP on Tuesday. These alliances were announced a day after former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh and former Union minister Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa met with BJP senior command, following which the BJP and the parties of these two leaders announced a formal alliance.
Shekhawat welcomed the politicians into his party, saying that other parties' leaders are joining the BJP because it is gaining ground in Punjab.
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