Former Speaker of the Punjab Assembly, Charanjit Singh Atwal, has joined the BJP in the presence of party national president JP Nadda in the national capital.
Atwal resigned from the primary membership of Akali Dal on April 19. He was the Deputy Speaker of the 14th Lok Sabha of India from 2004 to 2009.
He represented the Phillaur constituency of Punjab in the 14th Lok Sabha and was a member of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). He was also the Speaker of the Punjab Assembly twice.
Notably, Charanjit's son Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal along with several others from Punjab joined the saffron party in New Delhi recently.
They were formally inducted into the BJP in the presence of senior BJP leaders at the party's national headquarters in the Capital.