Jalandhar: In a major setback for SAD, Deputy Mayor and party councillor in Jalandhar Municipal Corporation Arvinder Kaur Oberoi, along with her husband Kuldip Singh Oberoi joined Aam Admi Party on Monday.
The ex- Akali couple joined AAP in the presence of party’s Jalandhar Central candidate Dr Sanjeev Sharma. Interestingly, Kuldip Singh Oberoi had sought a ticket from Jalandhar Central seat but the party finalized the name of Dr Sharma.
Notably, ex- SAD councilor Kuldip Singh Oberoi supported by the then Deputy Mayor Arvinder Kaur had sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi blaming BJP leader and Mayor Sunil Jyoti for alleged corruption in the taking sweeping for the city on a whopping rent of Rs 30 crore for five years.
Talking to the media, Kuldip Oberoi said that though he had been associated with the SAD since their childhood but now they were influenced by the ideology of Arvind Kejriwal. “We have resigned from the primary membership of SAD and decided to join AAP”, he said.
However, Arvinder Oberoi said that she was yet to resign from the post of Deputy Mayor in the civic body but she is ready to resign from this post too.
Not only Kuldip has sent a letter to Modi, he also used the social media platform of Twitter to highlight alleged corruption in the civic body under the leadership of Mayor Sunil Jyoti. The Oberoi couple was vocal against red-tapism and corruption complaints in the MC.
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