BJP used PM’s go to to make new joinees ‘really feel at dwelling’


CHANDIGARH: The Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) on Wednesday leveraged Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Punjab go to for inaugurating a most cancers analysis institute in Mohali as a chance to point out inclusiveness to leaders who’ve left the Congress to affix BJP.

Whereas the BJP leaders had initially chalked out a proper assembly of the PM with handful of state leaders, solely ex-ministers and former legislators, who shifted loyalties from the Congress to BJP, have been invited.

In response to a former Congress minister, who’s now within the BJP, the PM went out of the best way with a view to deal with the group of former Congress leaders. Leaders, who have been a part of the assembly, stated the Prime Minister, not solely picked up his chair to return nearer to the leaders however even requested the safety personnel to go exterior the tent set-up on the helipad for extra privateness.

“He allowed all leaders to talk but additionally listened to them patiently. Taking direct steering from him to work for the get together was a memorable expertise. His humbleness and information for Punjab impressed us all,” former well being minister Balbir Singh stated.

Former Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Sunil Jakhar throughout his interplay praised Modi for his hard-hitting statements on “freebies” by which the Prime Minister had cautioned the general public in opposition to such events by terming it a “Rewari Tradition”.

“It was a extra of actually current shock for all of us. He made us really feel at dwelling and was completely indulgent and filled with grace. The Prime Ministers have very strict protocols and that’s the reason we weren’t anticipating this sort of interplay the place everybody was free to talk,” stated Jakhar.

Aside from Jakhar and Balbir Sidhu, these former Congress leaders who interacted with Modi embody former minister Raj Kumar Verka, former minister Rana Gurmit Sodhi, Arvind Khanna, ex-MLAs Kewal Dhillon and Fateh Jung Bajwa. Former SAD chief Didar Singh Bhatti was additionally current within the assembly.

Union minister Som Parkash, nationwide normal secretary Tarun Chugh, state get together chief Ashwani Sharma, state normal secretaries Subhash Sharma and Jivan Gupta and state vice-presidents Rajesh Bagha and Dyal Singh Sodhi, Rajinder Mohan Chinna have been current within the assembly.

The BJP made no less than 100 get together leaders, together with those that have come from different events and contested on the Congress tickets, to greet the Prime Minister when he landed at Chandigarh Technical Airport.

“Interplay of the ex-Congress leaders who had just lately joined us was deliberate beneath a method however even we weren’t anticipating that the Prime Minister will meet them in such an open ambiance,” stated a BJP chief.

The get together is already upbeat over the PM’s go to conserving in view the form of welcome he was given by the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann-led state authorities.


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