Punjab

Senior Congress leader Joginder Singh Mann quits party, likely to join AAP

Punjab Tribune Bureau | January 14, 2022 03:59 PM

Phagwara: Senior Congress leader and former Punjab Minister Joginder Singh Mann on Friday resigned from the Congress, thereby snapping his 50-year-old ties with the party.

 

He resigned from the party and as Chairman of the Punjab Agro Industries Corporation and noted Schedule Caste (SC) leader of the party in Phagwara.

Mann is likely to join the Aam Aadmi Party, said sources.

In a letter to AICC chief Sonia Gandhi, the three-time ex-MLA from Phagwara, who remained a minister in Cabinets including those of Beant Singh, Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and Amarinder Singh, said that “I had the dream that when I would die the Congress tri-colour would be wrapped around my body, but with the Congress patronising those guilty of post-matric scholarship scheme, my conscience doesn’t allow me to stay.”

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