The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab got a major boost on Monday when former MLA from Samrala and chairman of Markfed Punjab, Jagjivan Singh Khirnia joined the party along with hundreds of his supporters, leaving the Shiromani Akali Dal Badal. AAP state president and MP Bhagwant Mann and MLA from Delhi and Punjab Affairs in-charge Jarnail Singh, inducted and welcomed Jagjivan Singh Khirnia and Congress district Ludhiana general secretary Ranjeet Singh during a press conference convened at the party headquarters here.On the occasion, Bhagwant Mann said that everyone serving Punjab and for the welfare of the people of Punjab is welcomed in the Aam Aadmi Party. He said that thousands of people in Punjab were joining the AAP after being impressed by the Aam Aadmi Party's Arvind Kejriwal government's work for the welfare of the people. Mann said that Jagjivan Singh Khirnia is a grounded and down to earth leader and his family has been serving the people of Samarala constituency for a long time.
Jagjivan Singh's father, late Jathedar Kirpal Singh Khirnia, had earned a reputation as a selfless Panthic leader in the Punjab and Jagjivan Singh Khirnia is also carrying on his legacy. Welcoming another eminent leader Ranjeet Singh, Ludhiana district general secretary of the Congress; Mann said that Ranjeet Singh was also leading the way in the religious field.Jagjivan Singh Khirnia said that he was very happy to join the Aam Aadmi Party’s family. While thanking the party convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab president Bhagwant Mann and MLA Jarnail Singh; Jagjivan Singh Khirnia said that he would reach out to the villages to strengthen the party organisation and will work to form the AAP government in the forthcoming Assembly elections. AAP’s general secretary Harchand Singh Barsat, senior leader Narinder Singh Shergill, Treasurer Neena Mittal and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.