Former Uttarakhand BJP chief Madan Kaushik, former Congress leader Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi, ex-Punjab minister Manoranjan Kalia and Amanjot Kaur Ramoowalia have been made special invitees to the national executive.

Shortly after the statement, Shergill thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national president JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for appointing him as the party’s national spokesperson.

Former Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill was appointed as the national spokesperson of BJP months after he quit the party posts or the party’s primary membership following a scathing letter accusing “self-serving interests of individuals indulging in sycophancy and consistently ignoring ground reality.”

“Sycophancy and coterie is eating into the Indian National Congress as termites,” he was quoted as saying following his departure from the party. The senior party leader was the third to resign in August after two veterans, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma, quit party posts.

Amarinder Singh also expressed gratitude to PM Modi, Amit Shah, and JP Nadda in a tweet and thanked the senior BJP leaders “for reposing faith in me and appointing me as a member of the party’s National Executive committee.”

Former chief minister Amarinder Singh joined the BJP in September and merged his Punjab Lok Congress with it. The 80-year-old veteran quit the Congress after being replaced by Charanjit Singh Channi ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections last year.

Former Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar had joined the BJP in March days after he quit the grand old party lashing out at former Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Twitter, saying that he was “not an asset” as portrayed by the party leadership.

A three-term MLA and a former Lok Sabha member from Gurdaspur, Jakhar was removed from all party posts by the Congress disciplinary committee following allegations of anti-party activities by certain Punjab unit leaders against him.