Big boost for BJP in Punjab as SAD leader Sirsa joins
The Morning Standard|December 02, 2021
Party hopes former DSGMC chief’s entry would help it in elections

IN a significant move ahead of next year’s Punjab polls, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Wednesday joined BJP. A former Delhi MLA and councilor, Sirsa is a popular Jat Sikh leader who becomes an important representative of the community in the saffron party.

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