Fazilka (Punjab), Dec 25: In a surprising move Dalbir Kaur, the sister of Sarabjit Singh, who died in a Pakistan jail in 2013, joined the BJP. ," When asked about the recent political development Kaur reiterated and confirmed the media reports that she had joined the BJP.
Speaking to the media Gurwinder Singh who is general secretary of Kisan Morcha said, "She joined the party in the presence of BJP MLA and Punjab Minister Surjit Jyani at a programme organised by the party's Kisan Morcha.
Dalbir was earlier associated with the Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). Kaur had close assassination with during her struggle to get her brother out of jail. Sarabjit died following an attack on him by inmates of a Lahore prison in April 2013.
Sarabjit was convicted for being allegedly involved in a string of bomb attacks in Pakistan's Punjab province that killed 14 people in 1990. He spent 23 years in Pakistani prisons. Earlier Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was scheduled to attend the Kisan Morcha's conference but he failed to attended the same due to bad weather.