Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur joins BJP

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New Delhi : In a huge boost to the BJP ahead of the Punjab polls, Dalbir Kaur, the sister of Sarabjit Singh, who died in a Pakistan jail in 2013, on Sunday joined the saffron party. 

She joined the party in the presence of BJP MLA and Punjab Minister Surjit Jyani. When asked, Kaur confirmed that she joined the BJP. 

Dalbir was earlier associated with Congress and Shrimoni Akali Dal. 

Sarabjit died in a Pakistani jail following an attack on him by inmates in April 2013. He was convicted for terrorism and spying by a Pakistani court and was sentenced to death in 1991. 

On the other hand, Sarabjit claimed he was a farmer who strayed into Pakistan from his village located on the border, three months after the bombings. 

In 2008, the Pakistani government stayed his execution for an indefinite period.Even a Bollywood movie was casting Randeep Hooda and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and the movie will represent India in Oscars next year.