Singer Hans Raj Hans joins BJP
Hans, who was currently in the Congress and Akali Dal earlier, said that he was influenced by several "revolutionary decisions" taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the interest of the country and its people.
BJP hopes that joining of the sufi singer, who comes from Dalit community, will shore up support for the SAD-BJP combine in Punjab where it is locked in a tough fight with Congress and Aam Aadmi Party.
Hans, a Padmasri awardee, said under Modi's leadership, India is emerging as a front runner on the world stage and it is matter of pride for every Indian.
He said that under Amit Shah, the BJP has expanded and its popularity has been increased manifold.