PunjabPolls | Hans Raj Hans joins BJP; didn’t “enjoy” being in Congress


The Sufi voice Of Punjab and Padma Shri singer Hans Raj Hans is the latest one to join BJP and this sudden step came in as a big surprise for many!

Hans joined Congress in February but quit saying that he didn’t enjoy being in this party. His name was being considered for the Jagraon seat. Before joining Congress, Hans was with Akali Dal.

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“I still have very high and warm regards for Capt Amarinder Singh, but no comments for the rest of the partymen. It is my ‘ghar wapsi’. The BJP and the SAD are one,” he said while talking to The Tribune.

When asked about his preference of joining BJP and not Akali Dal, Hans applauded the efforts by PM Modi and said that he’s always been impressed with PM Modi’s humility. He further added that Modi is like a ‘faqir’, who has left his home for the betterment of humanity.

The first hint to his changing stance had come last month when he had surprised all by taking a deviating stand from the Congress on the SYL Canal issue and supporting the move of the SAD-BJP to de-notify the land. He went upto the extent of calling it a historical day in Punjab’s history. But he had then maintained that it was his personal view and should not be taken otherwise.

Hans had unsuccessfully contested on the SAD ticket from Jalandhar Parliamentary seat in 2009 after which he announced shunning politics for good. However, he became active again and revolted against the SAD when the candidature of Adampur MLA Pawan Tinu was announced.