In a setback to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), two party leaders on Sunday resigned and joined hands with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) along with their supporters ahead of the Shahkot Assembly bypoll scheduled to be held on May 28.
H S Walia and C D Singh Kamboj joined the SAD in presence of the party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Welcoming Walia and Kamboj, Badal said, “I heartily welcome H S Walia, AAP leader from Jalandhar Cantonment, and Col. (Retd.) CD Singh Kamboj, a Kamboj leader from Shahkot, along with their number of supporters as well as local leaders in the party fold.”
The SAD supremo further said, “Our Shahkot campaign has got momentum with these two leaders joining the SAD unconditionally. Walia contested 2017 Vidhan Sabha elections from Jalandhar Cantonment area on AAP ticket while Col. Kamboj is known for his statesmanlike conduct and strategic thinking in state politics.