CHANDIGARH: In a big jolt to the Congress in Punjab,senior leader Deepinder Singh Dhillon joined the SAD along with his supporters in Chandigarh on Thursday .
Dhillon was inducted into the SAD in the presence Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal,Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal and Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia. Welcoming him into the party fold,the chief minister said that it was a red letter day for the SAD,as a committed public leader like Dhillon had joined the party. His joining will help SAD strengthen its base further, he added.
Badal said that while Congress has always worked on the policy of divide and rule to capture power,the SAD had remained a votary of communal harmony,due to which,people were reposing their unflinching faith in it.
Terming it a historic occasion,which marked the eroding base of the Congress, Sukhbir said it was another step forward for the SADs target of ruling the state for 25 years. Dhillon,who belongs to a Panthic family,will be given a meaningful role in the party, he added.
Meanwhile,Dhillon said that even after working for more than two decades for the party,the Congress leadership did not acknowledge him.