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Ropar MLA Sandoa back with AAP

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Tribune News Service
Ropar, December 1

Local MLA Amarjeet Singh Sandoa, who had defected to Congress last year, rejoined his parent Aam Adami Party (AAP) at Delhi today. Sandoa said he had joined Congress so that he could carry out the development works in his constituency with the help of the ruling party, but it was a mistake.

He joined AAP in the presence of party's Punjab in charge Jarnail Singh and leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema at Burari, in Delhi. Sandoa, a taxi driver in Delhi, was fielded by AAP from his native place Ropar in the 2017 Assembly elections. He won by a margin of 23,707 votes, defeating Congress youth leader Brinder Singh Dhillon and SAD stalwart and then Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema.

He, however, parted ways in the run up to the parliamentary elections last year and joined the Congress on May 4. Sandoa said he was ashamed of his decision to leave AAP and join the Congress, for which he had sought an apology from the people of his constituency. "I had joined Congress to start developmental works in my constituency, but the Chief Minister didn't listen to me even after I wrote several letters to him in this regard," he said.

Now, he had decided to return to AAP as the Congress government in Punjab had failed in supporting the farmers seeking a rollback of the new agriculture laws, he alleged. Capt Amarinder Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were hand in glove over the issue, which the farmers had sensed was detrimental to their survival and sustenance, Sandoa claimed.

from The Tribune

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