Former President of J&K National Panthers Party and senior leader of Aam Aadmi Party (J&K) Balwant Singh Mankotia joins BJP in the presence of Union Ministers Dr Jitendra Singh and Rajeev Chandrashekhar at party headquarters in New Delhi.

Pertinently, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had expelled Mankotia from the party recently and he had openly termed the political party being run by outsiders.

He was the senior leader of J&K National Panthers Party, but he left the party due to differences with the regional political party.

Soon after he joined AAP in Delhi, another prominent face of JKNPP also left the party and joined AAP. Since then, it was contemplated by the political analysts that the fresh joining by his rival may not be suitable for Mankotia.

“The political activities of Mankotia since then declined and he started looking for opportunity as he felt betrayed by the AAP,” the political analysts observe.