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Congress, AAP Will Be “Wiped Out” In Punjab Assembly Polls: Akali Chief

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The Congress chart has “drastically” fallen, said Sukhbir Singh Badal. (To file)

Chandigarh:

There is strong opposition in power against the ruling Congress to “renege” on its election promises when people do not “trust” the AAP, SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said, adding that the two parties will be “wiped out” in the Punjab Assembly elections. .

The 59-year-old leader also accused Chief Minister Charanjit Singh of engaging in “drama” by trying to present himself as an “aam aadmi” (ordinary man) and alleged that Delhi’s chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, wanted to become the CM of the Punjab. .

President Shiromani Akali Dal said the people of Punjab know that only his party has kept its promises.

He claimed the state’s progress had stalled for the last four and a half years of congressional rule.

“There is a strong opposition in power against Congress. People are fed up with this government,” Badal told PTI, referring to his visits to several Assembly constituencies.

The Congress chart has “drastically” declined, Badal said.

“There hasn’t been a chief minister for nearly five years. Congress has just defrauded people and played with their emotions,” Badal said, adding that the ruling party “reneged” on its promises. elections, including the complete cancellation of farmers’ debt.

People did not think they would be “swindled”, Badal said, adding that former chief minister Amarinder Singh had taken a “false oath” of “Gutka Sahib” (a religious text) before the legislative elections. of 2017 and makes great promises.

Attacking the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Badal claimed that the people of the Punjab did not “trust him” and called on the party’s national leader, Arvind Kejriwal, to implement them first in Delhi. promises he made in Punjab.

“His only dream is that he wants to become the CM of Punjab,” Badal said, while pointing to an AAP banner, which reads “ik mauka Kejriwal nu” (luck in Kejriwal).

He alleged that Mr. Kejriwal had always “backed down” from what he had promised.

Mr Badal asked if he had given Rs 100 to a woman in the national capital as the head of SAD questioned his pledge of Rs 1,000 per month for women in the state.

“Did he give 100 rupees to a woman in Delhi? First, he should give 300 units of free electricity to Delhi where he only gives 200,” he said.

Mr. Kejriwal had promised up to 300 units of free electricity in the Punjab if his party came to power.

He also claimed that Delhi teachers are working on a contract basis and asked Mr Kejriwal to show anyone who has been regularized in the past 10 years.

Mr. Kejriwal had promised on Saturday the temporary teachers of Mohali to regularize their jobs.

Badal said he sees Congress as his party’s main rival in the elections, but in some seats there will be direct competition between the SAD and the Aam Aadmi party.

Both Congress and AAP will be “wiped out” in the election, Badal said.

“People think Akali Dal is the only party in Punjab that is still fighting for Punjab and they trust us and they know what we are committed to delivering,” Badal said.

Addressing the leader of the Punjab Congress, Badal said Navjot Singh Sidhu himself will “damage” Congress as he targets the Channi-led government on a daily basis over problems.

Mr. Sidhu had recently threatened to fast indefinitely if his party’s state government did not release the report of a special investigative team into the drug threat.

He also questioned the state government about justice in the 2015 desecration incidents.

Mr. Badal accused Mr. Sidhu of having resorted to “extra-constitutional” measures by ordering the state government to register a false case against Akali chief Bikram Majithia.

Mr Badal also challenged Congress to declare his chief ministerial face for the polls while calling Mr Channi and Mr Sidhu “incompetent”.

He also called former chief minister Amarinder Singh “lazy”, saying he had never left his farm during his entire tenure.

Asked if his father and Akali mainstay Parkash Singh Badal will run in the parliamentary elections, Badal said he wanted him to fight for the elections.

Badal said that if the SAD-BSP alliance comes to power, it will achieve comprehensive development in the state.

“We want to develop the Punjab. We want to make the state’s infrastructure one of the best and make it an industrial hub,” he said.

He criticized the government led by Channi on the problems of alleged deterioration of public order and the gangster problem.

The SAD has a link with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for the ballots in the Assembly.

The BSP will fight 20 of the 117 Assembly seats in the Punjab while the rest will be contested by Akali Dal.

Last year, the SAD severed ties with the BJP on the issue of agricultural laws.

(Except for the title, this story was not edited by DAILYNEWSCATCH staff and is posted from a syndicated feed.)

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