PHOOLKA RULES OUT JOIN­ING NEW PARTY

The Asian Age - - Nation -

New Delhi: For­mer AAP leader H. S. Phoolka was fe­lic­i­tated Sun­day for his le­gal bat­tle for anti- Sikh riot vic­tims at an event hosted by Union min­is­ter Vi­jay Goel, who said the doors of the BJP were open for all “good” peo­ple. Mr Phoolka, though ac­cepted his “close­ness” with sev­eral BJP lead­ers, ruled out join­ing any po­lit­i­cal party. “The BJP has al­ways sup­ported us in our fight for anti- Sikh ri­ots vic­tims. I met law min­is­ter Ravi Shankar Prasad and home min­is­ter Ra­j­nath Singh and they sup­ported my stand on it,” Mr Phoolka told re­porters.

He, how­ever, de­nied spec­u­la­tions that he might join the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP). “I am not join­ing any po­lit­i­cal party,” he said. Mr Goel lauded Phoolka as a “good man” and his friend who fought to give jus­tice to the vic­tims of the 1984 anti- Sikh ri­ots. It does not mat­ter that he was as­so­ci­ated with AAP. He is a good per­son who did a good thing. That is why we are fe­lic­i­tat­ing him. Peo­ple ask me, if he will join my party. BJP wants all good peo­ple should join it,” he said.

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