Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans on Saturday left the Congress and joined the BJP in the presence of party President Amit Shah at the party head quarters here.
After joining the Bharatiya Janata Party, Hans dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “Babbar Sher” and said: “I will fulfil my duty, whatever responsibility is given to me.”
Hans, who is a recipient of the Padma Shri award, had joined the Congress in February this year.
He unsuccessfully contested the 2009 Lok Sabha polls from Jalandhar on a Shiromani Akali Dal ticket.
According to sources, Hans is likely to contest next year’s assembly polls from Jalandhar West (Reserve) seat.