Now, PM's cousin joins Congress

Now, PM's cousin joins Congress

The Congress on Saturday managed some damage control by getting Surjit Singh Kohli, cousin of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, into the party fold a day after it was left uncomfortable with the joining of the prime minister’s step brother D S Kohli in the BJP.

Surjit Singh Kohli, an entrepreneur based in Amritsar, joined the Congress on Saturday. He participated in a road show with Amarinder Singh in the holy city. Manmohan Singh said on Saturday that he felt “very sad” at Daljit joining the BJP.   

While D S Kohli has not been politically active, the BJP tried to score brownie points with his induction into the party. Narendra Modi, who held a rally in Amritsar in support of Arun Jaitley, welcomed DS Kohli from the dais. D S Kohli told newspersons that he joined the BJP as he was upset about the way Manmohan Singh was treated by the Congress. A news agency quoted Manmohan Singh at the sidelines of a function in New Delhi on Friday as saying, “I feel very sad. But I have no control over what others do. They are adults.” DH News Service

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