Verka said he had committed a mistake by quitting the Congress.
Amritsar, October 13, 2023: As per media reports, Former Congress MLA from Amritsar West Rajkumar Verka has announced to rejoin the Congress. Verka joined the BJP after losing the 2022 Assembly election.
About quitting the saffron party, he said, “Kuchh to mazboorian rahin hongi, aise hi koi bewafa nahin hota. I observed that the BJP did not have any plan for Punjab. So I decided to leave.”
According to the news published in The Tribune, before going to New Delhi to rejoin the Congress, Verka in Amritsar said he had committed a mistake by quitting the Congress.
“I repent over leaving the Congress. I am going to New Delhi to rectify this mistake. I was in touch with the Congress high command. Today, I am going to rejoin the party in the presence of senior leaders,” he said while hinting that more leaders who had quit the Congress would also come back.
He, along with Balbir Singh Sidhu, Gurpreet Singh Kangar and Sundar Sham Arora, had joined the BJP on June 4, 2022 at the party office in Chandigarh.