Kuldeep Bishnoi joins BJP, wants 'only maan samman' from party

Kuldeep Bishnoi joins BJP, wants 'only maan samman' from party

Kuldeep Bishnoi and his wife Renuka with BJP national president JP Nadda in New Delhi on Thursday. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 4

Haryana’s former Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi today joined the BJP in the presence of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and state party president Om Prakash Dhankar, seeking only “mann samman” from the party.

Ex-minister Sampat Singh set to join Congress

Hisar: Former Haryana Finance Minister Prof Sampat Singh is set to join the Congress after he met the Congress national secretary KC Venugopal in Delhi on Thursday. Singh was accompanied by Rajya Sabha MP Deepender Singh Hooda. — TNS

Bishnoi, who joined the BJP with wife Renuka and a large number of supporters, including from the Bishnoi samaj to which he belongs, praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and party president JP Nadda in his joining-in speech. Bishnoi said he had no demands from the BJP and expected “only maan samman”, especially for his supporters and from the leadership.

Dhankar said Bishnoi would receive respect due to his political stature and experience. Bishnoi and all those who had joined the BJP with him would be given responsibility according to their seniority, said Dhankar.

Bishnoi said he wanted to join the BJP for a long time now, but wanted to give the Congress one more chance, given his long association with the party. “What can one do if the Congress is in a self-destructive mode,” said Bishnoi, who headed the Haryana Janhit Party (HJP) founded by his late father and former CM Bhajan Lal, which he merged with the Congress around 2016.

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