Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said he was saddened by the decision of his younger brother Daljeet Singh Kohli to join BJP.
“I feel very sad. I have no control. They are all adults,” he said while replying to queries on the sidelines of the Padma awards function here.
Mr. Kohli on Friday joined BJP at a public rally in Amritsar in the presence of the party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
The entry of Kohli, a local businessman, into the BJP came a day after the prime minister rejected perceptions of a ’Modi wave’ in the country.
Dr. Singh on Saturday asserted that Congress could again form the government at the centre.
UPA-III is not impossible, the PM said.
Welcoming Mr. Kohli into the BJP fold, Mr. Modi had said he will further strengthen the party.
PMO sources had said Dr. Singh’s family was “shocked” at the turn of events involving Mr. Kohli. “His intentions are not known but he is free to pursue his political career,” they had said, adding the Prime Minister and Mr. Kohli have not been keeping in touch since long.