SIRHIND – SAD legislator Didar Singh Bhatti joined the People’s Party of Punjab. He was nominated the party candidate from Fatehgarh Sahib against SAD candidate Prem Singh Chandumajra.
In 2007 election, Chandumajra was defeated by former Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal in the Lehra constituency. He has now shifted to Sirhind(Fatehgarh Sahib).
Senior SAD leader Gurvinder Singh, president of the local Municipal Committee, some councillors, Zila Parishad and block samiti members joined the PPP along with Bhatti at a massive rally in the heart of the city. “Sukhbir Badal is a misfit in the political arena. He can do business better. Parkash Singh Badal should have handed over the political mantle to Manpreet Singh instead of Sukhbir ”, said Bhatti addressing the rally.
Bhagwant Singh Mann said all were aware of the fact that Punjab was a sick state. “Manpreet is a political doctor, who has the right medicine to cure Punjab,” said Mann, adding that earlier Parkash Singh Badal and Capt Amarinder Singh had administered spurious medicines and made the state a chronic patient. “ The time has come to consign political doctors such as Badal and Capt Amarinder to the dustbin of history”, he said.
Manpeet said the PPP support base was increasing by the day. “The Congress and SAD leaders who thought that they would finish me by luring my supporters away will soon realize their folly”, he said.