Punjabi comedian Gurpreet Ghuggi joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
He joined the AAP in the presence of senior leader Sanjay Singh, who is the in-charge of the party's Punjab affairs, and popular Punjabi comedian and Sangrur Member of Parliament (MP) Bhagwant Mann.
The induction of Ghuggi, who hails from Gurdaspur, will boost the AAP's confidence in Punjab prior to the 2017 assembly polls. Ghuggi is the second Punjabi actor to join the party after Mann.
Punjabi actor & comedian Gurpreet Ghuggi joined the @AamAadmiParty today.- AAP Punjab (@AAPPunjab2017) February 10, 2016
Watch Gurpreet Ghuggi in Gangs of Hasseepur, a 2014 comedy show he was a part of.
Twitter had a little fun of its own after the announcement by AAP, wondering how the party, which has been aggressively preparing for the upcoming 2017 Assembly elections in Punjab, attracts comedians.
Gurpreet Ghuggi and bhagwant Mann r givin tauf competitions to @ArvindKejriwal but AK is d best comedian amongst all.- Sanjay Sudhar Jha (@Jha_Sudhar) February 10, 2016
Gurpreet Ghuggi joins AAP, making it the first political party having more Stand Up Comedians than the AlB Group.- Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) February 10, 2016
(With inputs from ANI)