AAP leader joins BJP along with supporters
Pathankot: AAP leader Joginder Chinna, who had contested the Punjab assembly polls from Dinanagar seat, on Sunday joined the BJP, and accused the AAP's Punjab unit chief Bhagwant Mann of converting the party into a "private company".
Chinna, along with his supporters, took the BJP's membership in the presence of the party's national vice-president Prabhat Jha and state secretary Punjab Vineet Joshi.
He accused the AAP of straying from its ideals.
Mann, he alleged, "is transforming the party into a private company". "In order to defeat the Congress in Gurdaspur bypoll, I and my colleagues have decided to join the BJP and ensure Swaran Salaria's (BJP candidate) victory from the seat," Chinna said.
The other AAP members who joined the BJP include Dinanagar market committee's former chairman Tarsem Singh Malkachak, AAP's block president Pratap Singh Jethuwal, the party's district general secretary Balwinder Singh Dalia, district organizing secretary Shivjinder Singh Dala, district secretary Kala Singh Sahewal, said a BJP party release.