Arun Jaitley, National Vice President Avinash Rai khanna and Vijay Sampla welcome Gurkanwal Kaur into BJP fold
Gurkanwal an ex-MLA from Jalandhar, remained a minister in Punjab
In a major jolt to the Congress, daughter of former Punjab chief minister and senior Congress leader Beant Singh, Gurkanwal Kaur today joined the Bhartiya Janata Party. Gurkanwal Kaur entered the BJP fold in the presence of Union Finance Minster Arun Jaitley, National Vice President Avinash Rai khanna andPunjab BJP president, Vijay Sampla. Confiding in the BJP, Gurkanwal Kaur said, “My father laid down his life for prosperity of Punjab, we sacrificed our lives for the Congress, but today that party neither worries about the country nor does it care for us. While I was feeling suffocated on being neglected by the Congress, at the same time I was impressed and inspired with the policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hence, I am today unconditionally joining the BJP as a ground-level worker”
Welcoming Gurkanwal Kaur into the party fold, state party president Vijay Sampla said that her joining the BJP was indicative of the failures of the Congress and it has been shown the mirror.
It is worthwhile mentioning that Gurkanwal Kaur has her own stature in Punjab politics. She was an MLA from Jalandhar Cantonment from 2002 to 2007 and has also remained a minister in Punjab government. She happens to be the sister of former minister Tej Pratap Singh and Gurkeerat Kotli and aunt of Ravneet Singh Bittu.