New Delhi : Adding more star power to BJP, Punjabi pop singer Daler Mehndi joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday in the presence of Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and Union minister Vijay Goel.
Just few days after Bollywood actor Sunny Deol joined BJP, now singer Daler Mehndi has upped the star quotient of the national party.
BJP’s candidate from northwest Delhi Constituency Hans Raj Hans, Union Minister and Chandni Chowk candidate Harsh vardhan and other party leaders were also present. Mehndi’s daughter is married to the son of Hans Raj Hans. Mehndi after joining the party said he would campaign for Hans and had no immediate plans of contesting elections.
Mehndi was in the news in a human trafficking case. He was even awarded a two year jail term which was later suspended by the court.
Patiala police had registered a case against him and a few others on a complaint filed by one Bakshish Singh, while some more complaints came up leveling charged of fraud against them, The complaints had alleged that Mehndi and his brother had taken ‘passage money’ from them to help them migrate to the US illegally, but failed to do so.