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Former Punjab Minister Joginder Singh Joins AAP; a day after snapping ties with Congress

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Chandigarh, January 15: Former Punjab Minister Joginder Singh Mann on Saturday joined Aam Aadami Party, ahead of the Assembly elections.

On Friday, he broke his 50-years-old tie with Congress.

Mann was inducted by AAP national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in the presence of the party’s Punjab affairs co-in charge Raghav Chadha into the party.

Taking to Twitter, AAP leader and Punjab co-in charge Raghav Chadha said, “Inspired by Arvind Ji’s vision, Punjab’s former cabinet minister & 3 time MLA Joginder Singh Mann Ji joins AAP ending his 50-year-old association with Congress. He was presently chairman of Punjab Agro Industries Corp. His induction will give a huge boost to the party’s unit in Punjab.”

Chadha in his Tweet also posted a photo showing Mann joining the AAP in the presence of the party’s national convener Arvind Kejriwal.

He resigned from Congress and was the chairman of Punjab Agro Industries Corporation. In an emotive letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, the three-time MLA from Phagwara, who served as a minister in the Cabinets including those of Beant Singh, Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and Amarinder Singh, said, “I had a dream that when I die, the Congress tri-colour will be wrapped around my body but my conscience does not allow me to stay here after seeing the Congress patronising those guilty of the post-matric scholarship scheme for Scheduled Caste students.”

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