As the Congress in Punjab ignored Moga MLA Dr Harjot Kamal and formally gave an election ticket to actor Sonu Sood’s younger sister Malvika Sood from his constituency, Kamal joined the saffron party. He went to the state BJP office in Chandigarh on Saturday, where he formally attended. 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 the party to Malavika in the presence of her brother Sonu, who is a local philanthropist.
Before the Congress inducted 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. On January 12, before the formal announcement of Malavika’s name, she wrote candidly in Punjabi on her Twitter account. : “I love Moga. Amidst speculations that a film star’s sister may be given a Congress ticket from Moga, the common people of Moga are underlining my honesty and generosity on social media. People are asking the high command to give me a ticket. are pleading with.
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’.
However, on Twitter, last checked at 6.30 pm on Saturday, she still had a cover photo greeting Channi and Sidhu.