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Jagmeet Brar reinstated in Congress; Bajwa welcomes move

August 8, 2015 | By

New Delhi/ Chandigarh: Jagmeet Singh Brar, who was put under suspension for his criticism against congress party president Sonia Gandhi and Party vice president Rahul Gandhi, was reinstated on August 7 (Friday). Revocation of Jagmeet Brar’s suspension came amidst an impending reshuffle in Punjab Congress leadership.

It may be recalled here that after his suspension Jagmeet Brar had quit the party earlier this year to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). However, state BJP leaders were against his joining the saffron party.

Rahul Gandhi (L), Jagmeet Brar (C) and Sonia Gandhi (R)

Rahul Gandhi (L), Jagmeet Brar (C) and Sonia Gandhi (R)

As per media reports Jagmeet Brar has been working on his return to the Congress party fold for sometime. He expressed his gratitude to Rahul and Sonia Gandhi.

After being instated into the party Jagmeet Brar, who was unhappy with the party high command for being sidelined, also pitched himself as an alternative to the warring factions in the Punjab Congress.

“With this decision, both leaders (Sonia and Rahul) have expressed their full faith in my ability to contribute towards helping the Congress sail through in 2017 assembly polls,” he said in a statement.

Welcoming the move, Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa said Jagmeet Brar has been soldier of the party and this would further strengthen the party in Punjab in the coming Vidhan Sabha polls. He also expected that Brar will work for the betterment of the party in Punjab.

“Amarinder, who has no love lost for Brar and had opposed appointment of both Bajwa and Brar as his successors in 2013, did not react to the development. MLAs owing allegiance to Amarinder camp, too, refrained from welcoming Brar back into the party fold except MLA Charanjit Channi who said the move would strengthen the party in Punjab”, notes a news report by Hindustan Times (HT).

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