After joining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Balbir Singh Sidhu said on Saturday that Congress does not recognizes its workers, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah give credit to their workers.
Balbir Singh Sidhu said, "I have been in Congress since I was 30-32 years old. Now I am 60-years-old, worked with all my blood and sweat for the party but Congress doesn't recognize its workers. The way Modi Ji and Amit Shah Ji work, they give credit to their workers."
Earlier in the day, seven Congress leaders, including four former Ministers, joined the BJP at the party office in Chandigarh.
Former Ministers Raj Kumar Verka, Balbir Singh Sidhu, Gurpreet Singh Kangar, and Sundar Sham Arora were among the seven Congress leaders who joined the BJP today.
Apart from them, Congress leaders Kewal S Dhillon, Kamaljeet S Dhillon and the sitting Mayor of Congress in Mohali, Amarjeet S Sidhu also joined the BJP in Chandigarh today.
In addition, two Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders Bibi Mohinder Kaur Josh and Sarup Chand Singla also joined the BJP today.
In the past few months, the country has witnessed a number of leaders from various Opposition parties joining the BJP.
On Thursday, former Congress leader Hardik Patel, who quit the Congress last month, joined the BJP- months ahead of the Assembly elections in Gujarat, while the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) retired colonel Ajay Kothiyal joined the party in Uttarakhand on May 24.
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