Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh joins BJP
Amarinder’s daughter Jai Inder Kaur, who has been politically active of late, and son Raninder Singh, who had contested 2009 Lok Sabha polls from Bathinda and 2012 Assembly elections from Samana constituency, also joined BJP, as did his grandson (Jai Inder Kaur’s son) Nirwan Singh, who handled public relations and media affairs for Amarinder during his stint as CM from 2017 until September 2021.
Interestingly, Amarinder Singh's wife Preneet Kaur still represents Patiala as Congress MP. Former CM has clarified that his wife is not forced to do anything which he is doing.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Law Minister Kiren Rijiju welcomed captain Amarinder Singh to BJP.
Among those who joined the party along with Amarinder are former Lok Sabha MP Amrik Singh Aliwal, former MP Kewal Singh, former deputy speaker of Punjab Assembly Ajaib Singh Bhatti, former MLAs Harjinder Singh Thekedar, Prem Mittal, and Harchand Kaur.