As the Congress in Punjab ignored Moga MLA Dr Harjot Kamal and formally gave actor Sonu Sood’s younger sister Malvika Sood an election ticket from her constituency, Kamal joined the saffron party. He went to the state BJP office in Chandigarh on Saturday, where he formally participated. He shared a live video on Facebook of joining BJP at around 5 pm.
This came even as both Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu had announced that Kamal would be “appropriately accommodated”. Sidhu and Channi personally attend Malavika’s party in the presence of their brother Sonu, a local philanthropist.
Before Congress included her and made her the party’s official candidate, Malvika had already announced that she would contest the assembly elections from her hometown, Moga. Since then there were speculations whether she would join AAP or Congress.
He is being seen as a proxy for Sonu, who garnered social capital across the country in 2020 after helping migrant workers reach their homes following the sudden Covid-induced lockdown.
As far as Kamal is concerned, he had started asserting himself in the light of speculations that Malvika would replace him for the 2022 assembly elections to be held on February 14. He wrote candidly before the formal announcement of Malavika’s name on January 12. Punjabi on his Twitter account: “I love Moga. Amidst speculation that a film star’s sister from Moga may be given a Congress ticket, the common people of Moga are underlining my honesty and generosity on social media. People They are demanding from the high command to give me a ticket.
He also tweeted some of his videos addressing people; In the background, a popular Punjabi song was played, which roughly translated as, ‘They are trying to suppress me, but I am not one of those who can be suppressed’.
Although, Twitter was last checked at 6.30 pm on Saturday, she still had a cover photo greeting Channi and Sidhu.