Ex-SAD MP Bajwa returns to Congress

This is his fifth joining of three political parties in the state over two decades.

Written by Anju Agnihotri Chaba | Jalandhar | Published: November 4, 2016 6:21 am

FORMER SAD MP Varinder Singh Bajwa returned to the Congress on Thursday. This is his fifth joining of three political parties in the state over two decades. Bajwa, who had started his political career with the Congress back in the early 1980s, had shifted to SAD in the mid-90s, then joined People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) in 2012 before returning to the Congress.

Bajwa was Youth Congress leader in the 1980s and then he became Congress district president of Hoshiarpur in 1995 when he joined SAD (Badal) where he was nominated as Rajya Sabha MP. Before the 2012 Assembly election, he left SAD and joined Manpreet Badal’s PPP. But, after sometime, he again returned to SAD.

Today, Bajwa came back to his mother party — Congress — and said that if any good can happen in Punjab, it is possible only under Captain Amarinder Singh, the state Congress president. It is learnt that Congress has promised to field Bajwa from a seat in Hoshiarpur district, where he has some following, in the upcoming Assembly election. Observers said people like Bajwa are a classic example of “turncoats” in politics who would jump ship any number of times for selfish reasons.

Also, retired IAS officer TR Sarangal joined Congress today.

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    Jan 25, 2017 at 3:08 pm
    Mr Goldy, lets talk about who's more educated. You using these American slangs show your cl. Being an American and belonging to the top 5% of the crowd, I can tell you I've had internet and phones longer than you. ANd we call people like you uneducated and low cl.
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      Jan 25, 2017 at 3:04 pm
      Smooth_criminal your name says it all about you. BTW I am far more educated than you with a doctorate degree, I think you need a toilet cleaning job, wait a minute- you probably dont even qualify for that. You guys do deserve Badals and that's why Punjab is what it is- drugs and corruption because of jerks like you. I live abroad, and I'm glad I don't have to deal with cheapsters like you.
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        Nov 4, 2016 at 10:14 pm
        Lol Lol
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          goldy
          Nov 4, 2016 at 10:18 pm
          would you rather he called you a raghead punk which is what you sound like,people like you have only just discovered the internet and mobile phones In the last few years.
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            Nov 4, 2016 at 1:34 pm
            I would ume the reporters atleast get their facts right before posting things.If you hear the speech properly, he joined Congress UNCONDITIONALLY, if you don't know what that means, it means he is not asking for any seats. He has switched because he wants to stand up against the Badals and the corruption ociated with them. Instead of supporting him, you label him. Wow!
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