Congress gains – Inderbir Singh Bolaria and Upkar Singh Sandhu to join on October 11
Two times Akali Dal legislator from Amritsar (South) Inderbir Singh Bolaria and former Chairman of Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) Upkar Singh Sandhu will be formally inducted to Congress fold on October 11. Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee’s head Captain Amarinder Singh is likely to present on the eve of their induction. Notably, MLA Inderbir Singh Bolaria holds gathering every year near Bhadar Kali temple in his constituency on the eve of Dussehra.
Sources close to Bolaria have informed that the duo leaders underwent a meeting with Congress’ General Secretary Harish Chaudhary and PPCC’s head Captain Amarinder Singh in New Delhi some days ago.
It may be recalled here that legislator Inderbir Singh Bolaria had rebelled against the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal against proposed installation Solid Waste Treatment Plant in his constituency. Bolaria was later suspended by the SAD’s President and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal from Chief Parliamentary Secretary (Education) post on the charges of violating party discipline.
Punjab Energy Development Agency’s Chairman Upkar Singh Sandhu had resigned from the Chairmanship as well as Presidency of SAD’s Amritsar (Urban) unit in protest against the inability of Punjab government to put control over serial desecration incidents occurred in October-2015.