The Congress party had suffered a big jolt when senior Congress leaders Ashok Prashar Pappi, Ludhiana South Candidate in elections in 2012 , Ex Gen. Secy PPCC and now member PPCC & President Sankat Mochan Hanuma Mandir, Rakesh Prashar, 3 times Councillor from Ward 36 and Sr. Deputy Opposition Leader from Congress Party in MC. Ludhiana and Bhairaj Singh Ex-Councillor Ward no.2 along with 9 other senior functionaries parted ways with Congress and joined Aam Aadmi Party in the presence of MP bhagwant mann at a party rally at Jagraon last night. Others who joined AAP along with Mr. Pappi included joined AAP included Amnish Prashar vice-president Dcc, Sachin Pathak Gen sec -Dcc , Sumit Mehra Sec-Dcc, Jaswinder pal Bunty Sec-Dcc , Harjeet singh Ward president -w.no.36, Rohit Wadhwa Sec-Dcc , Rajiv Sharma Ward president w.no.15, Prince Johar President ward no.63, Anil Kumar Pappi President ward no.72 .With the joining of these leaders AAP got a big shot in arm in Ludhiana. Occasion an other prominent social personality Taranjit Singh Nimana prominent Social Activist, who runs NGO Providing Blood to Hundreds in patients in need also joined AAP.
Welcoming Pappi Prashar and others into AAP, Bhagwant Mann said that they will be given due respect and responsibilities in the party and asked them to work in unison with the party volunteers to further strengthen the party base. Mr. Pappi Prashar said that his views were fully matching with the programmes and policies of AAP under the leadership of national convener Arvind Kejriwal. Among others who were present included state Daljit Singh Bhola grewal AAP candidate from Ludhiana East, Gurpreet Singh AAP candidate from Payal, zone coordinator C Sector coordinator Jagjiwan Dalla Vice President Parol. CM lakhanpal, Darshan Singh Shankar, Parkash Singh Jandiali, Amandeep Mohi, Davinderjit Singh Sidhu, Rajinderpal Kaur , Gopi Sharma, Mewa Singh Gujjarwal, Sarvjit Kaur Manuke, Inderjit Kayr, Jaspreet Singh Chitkara, Shivdeep Rana, Umesh Chhabra, Rupinder Sra, Rajwinder Gujjarwal and Raja