Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh joins BJP

Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh formally joined the BJP on Monday. He has merged his newly formed party, Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) – which he had floated last year – with the saffron party.The 80-year-old had formed his new party after quitting the Congress following his unceremonious exit as the chief minister. Singh was asked to step down as the chief minister of Punjab last September following a power tussle within the party.