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Manpreet Badal joins Congress: Says Rahul Gandhi and Congress were kind to PPP

Manpreet Badal, former finance minister of Punjab and nephew of Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal, today joined the Congress party. He merged his outfit People's Party of Punjab (PPP) into the Congress party after meeting Rahul Gandhi.

Manpreet Badal to join Congress party in Delhi

People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) chief Manpreet Badal is likely to join the Congress party on January 15.

PPP chief Manpreet Badal all set to join Congress: media report

As per certain media reports former Punjab finance minister and People's Party of Punjab (PPP) chief Manpreet Badal is all set to formally join the Congress.

Defeat triggers blame game between People’s Party of Punjab and Congress

Bathinda, Punjab (May 20, 2014): Close defeat of Manpreet Badal, joint candidate of Congress and People's Party of Punjab from Bathinda Lok Sabha constituency has triggered a blame game between Congress and PPP leaders. Manpreet Badal lost Bathinda seat to Badal Dal's candidate Harsimrat Badal by a mere 19,395 votes.

Harsimrat Badal (L) - Manpreet Badal (R) [File Photos]

Harsimrat Badal wins from Bathinda Lok Sabha seat; Badal-BJP bags 6 seats

Bathinda, Punjab (May 16, 2014): Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) candidate Harsimrat Badal has won Bathinda Lok Sabha seat with 19,395 votes.

Two Manpreet Badals are contesting from Bathinda; Namesake Manpreet is Sukhbir’s trick: PPP Chief

Bathinda Lok Sabha constituency is going to witness intense election contest as People's Party of Punajb (PPP) chief Manpreet Badal has joined hands with the opposition Congress party to take on Shiromani Akali Dal Badal heavyweight Harsimrat Badal.

Congress-PPP join hands; Attempt to lure CPI continue; Manpreet Badal to contest from Bathinda

Chandigarh/ Punjab (March 12, 2014): Congress and People's Party of Punjab has announced their poll pack with one seat spared for PPP chief Manpreet Badal by the Congress Party. The announcement came on March 11 as the leaders of both parties held a joint press meet at Chandigarh.

Bhagwant Mann meets Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi, joins AAP; APP Sangrur unit oppose party ticket to Bhagwant Mann

Chandigarh/ Punjab (March 4, 2014): Comedian turned politician Bhagwant Mann has formally joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He met senior AAP leaders, including Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Yogender Yadav, in Delhi on March 04.

Bhagwant Mann resigns from PPP, set to join AAP tomorrow; PPP accuses him for going against party for ‘vested interests’

Ludhaina/ Bathinda (March 03, 2014): As per expectations, comedian-turned-politician Bhagwant Mann today resigned from Manpreet Badal led People's Party of Punjab (PPP). Bhagwant Mann was upset over PPP chief Manpreet Badal’s decision to enter into a poll alliance with the Congress party.

Manpreet Badal says: Joined hands with Congress for PPP’s survival; Bhagwant Mann to join AAP today

New Delhi/ Bathinda (March 3, 2014): People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) chief Manpreet Badal has said that an alliance with the Congress was essential for the political survival of the outfit he had floated.

Bhagwant Mann accuses Manpreet Badal for selling out PPP just for one seat; Says he is not ‘Bikaau Maal’

Jalandhar, Punjab (March 1, 2014): According to certain media reports “[u]pset over People's Party of Punjab (PPP) chief Manpreet Badal's move to forge an alliance with the Congress, his key aide, comedian-turned politician Bhagwant Mann, has accused the former finance minister of "selling" the PPP's mission just for one Lok Sabha seat”.

Harsimrat Badal (L) - Manpreet Badal (R) [File Photos]

Clash of Badals likely in Bathinda: Manpreet Badal to take on Harsimrat Badal with Congress help

Bathinda, Punjab (February 28, 2014): According to Hindustan Times (HT) People's Party of Punjab president Manpreet Badal has tied up with the Congress party to take on Harsimrat Badal, daughter-in-law of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, in Bathinda.

Comedian Bhagwant Mann to quit Manpreet Badal led PPP; Set to Join Arvind Kejriwal led AAP

Jalandhar, Punjab (February 27, 2014): As per some media reports comedian-turned-politician Bhagwant Mann may quit Manpreet Badal led People's Party Punjab (PPP) and join former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).