Ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections, Harpinder Singh Gill ‘Rajan’, who is the brother of the Lok Sabha MP Khadoor Sahib Gill Dimpa joined the SAD in the presence of party president Sukhbir Singh Badal in Amritsar.
Along with him, Congress leaders of various levels too switched over their loyalty to the SAD.
The MP was dejected after the Congress party had rejected a ticket for Harpinder from Khadoor Sahib Assembly constituencies for the upcoming polls.
Ironically, Dimpa had got filed nomination papers for Harpinder as Congress Candidate from Khadoor Sahib, in parallel with MLA Ramanjit Singh Sikki on 1st February, but their candidature was rejected for want of an authority letter from the party.
Sikki has filed his two nominations from the seat – one as a Congress nominee and the other as an independent.