After Hans Raj Hans and actor Sunny Deol, Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi on Friday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), adding more star power to the ruling party in election season.
Union Minister Vijay Goel welcomed Mehndi into the BJP at the party headquarters here. Also present on the occasion were Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, singer-turned-politician Hans Raj Hans and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, all Lok Sabha election candidates.
After joining the party, Mehndi said that he would campaign for Hans, who joined the BJP earlier this week. He has been fielded from the reserved North West Delhi seat replacing outgoing MP Udit Raj.
Singer Daler Mehndi joins Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of BJP North West Delhi candidate Hans Raj Hans and Union Minister Vijay Goel. pic.twitter.com/1qeYIS44JG— ANI (@ANI) April 26, 2019
Mehndi’s daughter is married to a son of Hans.
Mehndi said that he has no immediate plans for contesting elections.
Denied ticket, Udit Raj promptly joined the Congress calling the BJP an “anti-Dalit” party.
Punjabi pop singer Daler Mehndi joins BJP; says will campaign for Hans Raj Hans pic.twitter.com/dlbljCzew1— Mirror Now (@MirrorNow) April 26, 2019
#ElectionAlert – After Hans Raj Hans (@hansrajhansHRH), singer Daler Mehndi (@dalermehndi) joins @BJP4India. #ElectionsWithNews18 #BattleOf2019 | @sagargupta281 with more details pic.twitter.com/vW86F383Rl— News18 (@CNNnews18) April 26, 2019