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Sukhpal Khaira among 3 rebel AAP MLAs join Congress, Capt presides over event before leaving for Delhi

Khaira was elected from Bholath Assembly seat in 2017 on AAP ticket



Rajmeet Singh

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 3

Amid the hectic political activity in Delhi, where a three-member panel is hearing Punjab Congress leaders to resolve the infighting in the state unit, Bholath MLA Sukhpal Khaira along with Bhadaur MLA Pirmal Singh and Maur MLA Jagdev Singh Kamalu after days of speculation on Thursday joined the Congress in the presence of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh at a low-key event at the Sector 2 CM's residence. 

Sukhpal Khaira (2nd from left) had in December 2015 quit the party and decided to join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

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The chief minister inducted the three legislators before going to Delhi for a meeting with the three-member panel formed to resolve the infighting in the Punjab unit of the Congress.

“Chief Minister @capt_amarinder Singh before leaving for Delhi today welcomed @SukhpalKhaira MLA and former Leader of Opposition and his two AAP MLA colleagues namely Jagdev Singh Kamalu, MLA Maur and Pirmal Singh Dhaula, MLA Bhadaur into the party fold,” according a tweet of the Punjab Congress.

After quitting the Congress, Khaira had joined the AAP in December 2015. He was elected from Bholath Assembly seat in 2017 on AAP ticket.

However, he resigned from the primary membership of the AAP in January 2019 and had also floated his own outfit, Punjabi Ekta Party.


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