Miami Indian Community - MiamiIndian.net
| | | | | | | | | | | |
 


 

Jalandhar Dalit leader leaves Akali Dal, joins AAP

Author : IANS

Politics, National Read Latest News and Articles

Share With Your Friends



Add an Article

View All Contributions

Add To My Favorite

Add A Picture

Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) got a boost in the Doaba region as a Dalit leader of Jalandhar and former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) legislator Pawan Kumar Tinu joined it on Sunday.

He is likely to be fielded from the Jalandhar (reserved) Lok Sabha seat.

Tinu was elected MLA twice from the Adampur assembly constituency of Jalandhar on the Akali Dal ticket - in 2012 and 2017. He also contested the Lok Sabha elections from Jalandhar in 2014 but lost to Congress leader Santokh Chaudhary.

Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann formally inducted Tinu into the party and welcomed him to the AAP family. People who are serving Punjab or want to do that are continuously joining the Aam Aadmi Party and strengthening it, he said.

Along with Tinu, his party colleague and senior Akali leader Gurcharan Singh Channi also joined the AAP.

Tinu's leaving the Akali Dal has given a big blow to it in Doaba ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

After joining the AAP, Tinu said he had joined it to save the country's democracy and constitution.

"The Aam Aadmi Party is the only party in the country that is fighting to save the Constitution," he said.

About his previous party, he said: "There is an atmosphere of uncertainty and insecurity in the Akali leadership from top to bottom. There is insecurity among the workers. When there is uncertainty and distrust among the people of any party, they cannot win. Now the people of Punjab do not have faith in the Akali Dal."

--IANS

vg/vd


Copyright and Disclaimer: All news and images appearing in our news section, search engines and social media are provided by IANS. If you face any issues related to the content/images, please contact our news service provider directly. We are not liable/responsible for any content/images related to the news service provider.


Latest News

View More News


More News Articles

Pakistan head coach Gary Kirsten meets players ahead of England T20Is

Big B casts his vote with wife Jaya; Aishwarya fulfils her civic duty separately

Salman spends time with wheelchair-bound woman before casting his vote

After voting, Preity Zinta declares that 'our choice today will impact every single day of our lives'

Jeetendra and Ektaa Kapoor cast their vote, show inked index finger to the world