Punjab polls: Former Army chief Gen J J Singh joins BJP

He had joined SAD in 2017 and had unsuccessfully contested against the then Congress leader Amarinder Singh from Patiala during Assembly elections that year

Punjab polls: Former Army chief Gen J J Singh joins BJP

Gen JJ Singh (retd). Tribune file

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Chandigarh, January 18

Former Army chief Gen Joginder Jaswant Singh on Tuesday joined the BJP here in the presence of the party leadership, including Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

Shekhawat and Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Sharma welcomed Singh into the party fold here.

The former army chief had left the Shiromani Akali Dal in 2018.

General J J Singh had joined the SAD in 2017 and had unsuccessfully contested against the then Congress leader Amarinder Singh from Patiala during the Assembly elections that year.

J J Singh, who had also served as the governor of Arunachal Pradesh, was the first Sikh to be appointed as the Army chief in 2005.

Voting for Punjab’s 117 Assembly seats is scheduled for February 20 and the counting will take place on March 10.

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