AAP rebel olympian Rajvir Kaur joins SAD
Jalandhar: In a major political twist, ex AAP leader Golden Girl of Indian Hockey Rajbir Kaur, who was till date vocal against Akalis on Saturday joined the SAD in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in Amritsar.
It was learnt that Jalandhar Cantonment seat SAD candidate Sarabjeet Singh Makkar was instrumental in bringing Rajbir Kaur and her husband Gurmail Singh in SAD fold. Apart from the Hockey star, Dr Jasbir Kaur Gill and her husband GS Gill also joined the Akalis.
Rajbir Kaur has gone vocal against AAP, after the party denied ticket to her. A strong contender for Jalandhar Cantonment seat, Rajbir was first one among the dozen ticket aspirants who opened front against AAP.
Interestingly, Rajbir has sharply criticized SAD post her joining the AAP. The golden girl of the Indian Hockey has stated in the media that her husband Olympian Gurmail Singh who was posted as SP in Punjab Police lost his job, as she joined AAP. At that time, she had openly stated that SAD was on a witch hunting spree and deliberately targeted her husband.
However, now the ex-AAP leader went ahead and joined the SAD in Amritsar, Recently, the current AAP candidate from Jalandhar Cantonment HS Walia has also said that the real face of some of his opponents would be exposed in the coming days.
Notably, AAP ticket aspirants had protested the candidature of Walia and demanded that the candidate be changed, lest they would face a revolt in the party. Sources maintained that AAP rebels were divided in their protest against Walia, which was a big respite for the youth leader in cantonment seat.