PM Modi talked about the immense difficulties faced by the Hindus and Sikhs in Afghanistan and the help provided by the government to bring them to India safely.
Manjinder Singh Sirsa claimed that the resignation tendered by him from the post of DSGMC president was not accepted due to technical and legal issues.
Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, 67, is an MLA for the last four terms and is considered close to former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh.
Party hopes former DSGMC chief’s entry would help it in elections
Sirsa joined the BJP in the presence of senior party leaders and Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
Sikhs will never forgive Congress for felicitating 1984 riots culprits: Akali Dal leader Manjinder Sirsa
"Thirty-seven years after the anti-Sikh riots, the wounds have not healed as the culprits are still roaming free," Shiromani Akali Dal leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa tweeted in Hindi.
Many Hindus and Sikhs took refuge at the Karte Parwan gurdwara after Afghanistan fell into the hands of the Taliban.
Badal alleged that the Congress deputed police officers from Punjab to help CM Amarinder Singh’s religious advisor Paramjit Sarna.
“We are thankful to the Government of India for making sincere efforts for evacuating members of Sikh and Hindu community from Afghanistan after the collapse of Afghan Government.