Setback for PM as his Cousin joins BJP
SETBACK FOR PM AS HIS COUSIN JOINS BJP, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh\'s step-brother Daljeet Singh Kohli joined BJP at a public rally here in the presence of the party\'s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
New Delhi: In an embarassment to Congress, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's step-brother Daljeet Singh Kohli joined BJP at a public rally here in the presence of the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. The entry of Kohli, a local businessman, into the BJP came a day after the prime minister rejected perceptions of a 'Modi wave' in the country. Lok Sabha elections in Punjab are due in one phase on April 30. Welcoming Kohli into the BJP fold, Modi said he will further strengthen the party.
PMO sources said Manmohan Singh's family was "shocked" at the turn of events involving Kohli. "His intentions are not known but he is free to pursue his political career," they said, adding the prime minister and Kohli have not been keeping in touch since long. Prime Minister Singh is the only son and has six sisters while Kohli is his step-brother, the sources said. The prime minister's mother died at an early age. PM had dismissed that there was any 'Modi wave' in the country and claimed it was a creation of the media.