Chandigarh, February 20: Famous Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans has joined the Congress. He was inducted into the party by the PCC president Capt Amarinder Singh here today.
Welcoming Hans into the party, Capt Amarinder said, given his appeal that goes across all the sections of the society his joining the Congress will definitely benefit it. He said, people like Hans who enjoy a clean image and reputation are widely admired by the people.
Speaking on the occasion Hans said, he had resigned from the Akali Dal about one and a half year ago as he had not found it coming to his expectations.
He said, he had looked around and found that the Congress under Capt Amarinder's leadership was best suited to rule Punjab. He made it clear that he had not joined the party with any condition as his only aim was to see Punjab grow and prosper.
About the Aam Aadmi Party in particular, he said, there was a great gulf in what they preach and what they practice. He said, the AAP balloon was deflating in Punjab and it will be a part of history very soon.
It may be recalled here that Hans had resigned from SAD in December, 2014. He was the SAD vice president. He had unsuccessfully contested from Jalandhar in 2009. Later on, he had announced to quit politics. However, he had been in active politics again. Hans had revolted against the SAD after Pawan Tinu was allotted the Lok Sabha ticket in 2014. The Deputy CM Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal had gone to his house to placate him and he was told to stay away from Jalandhar and canvass in Bathinda.