Lone SAD MLA from Haryana Balkaur Singh joins JJP

Balkaur Singh, the lone Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA from Haryana on Sunday joined newly formed Jannayak Janata Party (JJP).

Balkaur, MLA from Kalanwali (SC) seat in Sirsa district, was presented with a JJP flag by party’s patron Chautala while being welcomed to the outfit’s fold.

The JJP came into existence in November 2018, after a split in the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), after a bitter power struggle between Ajay Chautala and Abhay Singh Chautala, the grandsons of Devi Lal who had founded the INLD.

With latest entry, the number of JJP supporter MLAs has gone up to four in 90-member Assembly.

Balkaur said, “under the leadership of Ajay Chautala, the JJP, which was following the path shown by Devi Lal, has the vision to take the state forward.”

He also said that he was always impressed with the ideals and principles of Ajay Chautala’s grandfather and former deputy Prime Minister late Devi Lal.

On the event, Ajay Chautala claimed that there is a growing public support in JJP’s favour and more prominent people would be joining the outfit in the upcoming days.