New Delhi:  Four-time Congress MLA Parlad Singh Sawhney has now joined the Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday. This, in the presence of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal who welcomed Sawhney with open arms. 

Sawhney, 68, said he joined the AAP as he was impressed by the party’s work. He further stated that AAP's work for development was everywhere to see. However, he claimed that he has not joined the party in order to be given a ticket for the upcoming assembly polls but to work for the development of the city. 

Welcoming him to the party fold, Kejriwal said he is extremely happy that Sawhney joined the AAP with his team.

"AAP started as a movement and there were times when after coming to power parties lost their vision but that is not the case with AAP. We have done revolutionary work since assuming office," he said.

Sawhney was MLA from Chandni Chowk Assembly from 1998 till 2015. In 2015, he was defeated by AAP candidate Alka Lamba.He was also a close aide of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit.