Boost for AAP as Barnala’s son joins party just before elections

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Aam Aadmi Party today got a shot in the arm when Jasjeet Singh Barnala, eldest son of former Punjab chief minister Surjit Singh Barnala, joined the party ahead of the assembly election in the state on February 4.

Barnala joined AAP at Khanna city in Ludhiana in the presence of senior leaders Sanjay Singh, Durgesh Pathak and Darshan Singh.

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Congress has not allotted ticket to any member of the Barnala family, who had merged their SAD (Longowal) party with Congress in April last year.

Punjab votes to elect a new 117-member assembly on 4 February with the poll process being set rolling on 11 January with the filing of nominations.

The election commission made the announcement for the poll dates on Wednesday in Delhi.

AAP chief, Kejriwal, has already said that his party had not decided on an individual for the chief minister’s post.

(With additional inputs from PTI)

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