Ashu trashes rumours of him joining BJP after his hoardings without Congress symbol surface in city | Ludhiana News – Times of India

LUDHIANA: The rumours doing the rounds in the city that cabinet minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu is going to leave Congress and join BJP soon were finally put to rest by the minister himself on Friday in Chandigarh. During the interaction with mediapersons he cleared that he has no intention of joining any other party at all and these rumours are being spread by some elements to create misconceptions as Congress is heading towards a landslide win.
Notably the rumours about Ashu switching sides and moving to BJP , spread in the city after several hoardings of minister without Congress party’s name and symbol sprung up. These hoardings carried only photoraphs of Ashu with captions like Ashu -“Our trusted friend” ,“Man of Development”, “Man of Promise”. However after gossips on social media some of the hoardings were replaced with pictures of Ashu with Congress symbol but there are several which are still as it was.
During his interaction today, Ashu directly spoke on the issue of these hoardings and said that he is very far away from the cheap politics of changing parties for gain, he is a loyal Congress worker and if he feels that he is no more interested to do politics further, he will sit at home than switching sides. He also said that that he did not switch his loyalities when he was merely a councillor and he was approached by Sukhbir Singh Badal to join his party.
Ashu also said that the as far as the question of symbol of Congress or party’s name missing is concerned there are hundreds of hoardings in entire state about development done by government under Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi but there is no symbol of Congress in them.
Ashu also added that there is no question of him or even any other minister of Congress moving to other party and these rumours are being spread only with the elections approaching near and Congress graph rising.
Ashu meanwhile also lashed out against Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Navjot Singh Sidhu and said that he needs to learn Congress culture, he should talk of Congress model not Sidhu Model and Sidhu’s rant against Majithia is sending wrong signal to people that congress does politics of revenge.