Slain gangster Rocky’s sister Rajdeep quits Akali Dal, joins Congress

Slain gangster Rocky’s sister Rajdeep quits Akali Dal, joins Congress

Agency News

Fazilka, May 7 : The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) suffered a blow in Sukhbir Badal’s Ferozepur constituency as Rajdeep Kaur, sister of slain gangster Jaswinder Singh Rocky, and her mother on Tuesday left the party to join the Congress along with their supporters.
Capt Amarinder Singh welcomed Rajdeep into the Congress fold just a little over a year after she had joined SAD. Rajdeep had contested the 2017 Assembly polls from Fazilka as an Independent candidate, polling over 38,000 votes. Her mother Harmander Kaur also joined the Congress.
With more and more leaders and workers from other parties deciding to put their weight behind the Congress, the party was "clearly dominating" the Lok Sabha poll scene, said the Chief Minister, adding that he was happy to have Rajdeep join the Punjab Congress’ efforts to clean the state of the "destructive and divisive" Akali forces.
"If such was the extent of 'disillusionment' in Sukhbir’s own constituency, one could gauge which way the wind was blowing across the state, Capt Amarinder said, asserting that the SAD president would be 'ignominiously' voted out by the people of Ferozepur.
Rajdeep thanked the Chief Minister for giving her the opportunity to serve the people of Punjab. She blamed Sukhbir Badal's "autocratic and highhanded" style of functioning for Akali Dal's downfall and said there were many, like her, who were feeling "disenchanted and suffocated" in SAD and wanted to join the Congress, which stands for "democracy and inclusive progress".