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

The graph of the Congress has “drastically” gone down, claimed Sukhbir Singh Badal. (File)


There is a robust anti-incumbency towards the ruling Congress for “reneging” on its polls guarantees whereas folks don’t “trust” AAP, claimed SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, including that each events will probably be “wiped out” within the Punjab Assembly elections.

The 59-year-old chief additionally accused Chief Minister Charanjit Singh of indulging in a “drama” by attempting to venture himself as a “aam aadmi” (widespread man) and alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal desires to change into the CM of Punjab.

The Shiromani Akali Dal president mentioned folks of Punjab know that it is just his get together that delivered on its guarantees.

He claimed that the progress of the state remained stalled prior to now four-and-half-year rule of the Congress.

“There is a strong anti-incumbency against the Congress. People are fed up with this government,” Mr Badal instructed PTI referring to his visits to a number of Assembly constituencies.

The graph of the Congress has “drastically” gone down, claimed Mr Badal.

“There has been no chief minister for nearly five years. The Congress just defrauded people and played with their emotions,” mentioned Mr Badal, including that the ruling get together “reneged” on its ballot guarantees, together with full debt waiver for farmers.

People didn’t assume that they are going to be “defrauded”, mentioned Mr Badal as he added that former chief minister Amarinder Singh had taken a “false oath” of the “Gutka Sahib” (a non secular textual content) earlier than the 2017 Assembly elections and made tall guarantees.

Taking on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Mr Badal claimed that individuals of Punjab don’t “trust” it and requested the get together’s nationwide convener Arvind Kejriwal to first implement in Delhi the guarantees he’s making in Punjab.

“His only dream is that he wants to become the CM of Punjab,” mentioned Mr Badal, whereas pointing to an AAP banner, which says “ik mauka Kejriwal nu” (one probability to Kejriwal).

He alleged that Mr Kejriwal had all the time “backed down” from what he had promised.

Mr Badal requested if he had given Rs 100 to a girl within the nationwide capital because the SAD chief was questioning his promise of Rs 1,000 monthly for ladies of the state.

“Has he given Rs 100 to a woman in Delhi? First, he should give 300 units of free power in Delhi where he gives only 200 units,” he mentioned.

Mr Kejriwal had promised as much as 300 items of free energy in Punjab if his get together got here to energy.

He additionally claimed that academics in Delhi have been engaged on contractual foundation and requested Mr Kejriwal to point out any one that was regularised prior to now 10 years.

Mr Kejriwal on Saturday had promised momentary academics in Mohali to regularise their jobs.

Mr Badal mentioned he sees the Congress as his get together’s foremost rival within the elections however at sure seats there will probably be a direct contest between the SAD and Aam Aadmi Party.

Both the Congress and AAP will probably be “wiped out” within the elections, claimed Mr Badal.

“People feel that the Akali Dal is the only Punjab party which always fights for Punjab and they trust us and they know whatever we commit we deliver,” mentioned Mr Badal.

Taking on the Punjab Congress chief, Mr Badal mentioned Navjot Singh Sidhu will himself “damage” the Congress as he on a regular basis targets the Channi-led authorities over points.

Mr Sidhu had not too long ago threatened to go on an indefinite quick if his get together’s state authorities doesn’t make public a particular investigation staff report on the drug menace.

He has additionally been questioning the state authorities over the supply of justice within the 2015 desecration incidents.

Mr Badal accused Mr Sidhu of resorting to “extra constitutional” measures by directing the state authorities to register a false case towards Akali chief Bikram Majithia.

Mr Badal additionally dared the Congress to declare its chief ministerial face for the polls whereas calling Mr Channi and Mr Sidhu as “incompetent.”

He additionally known as former chief minister Amarinder Singh as “lazy”, saying he by no means got here out of his farm home in his whole time period.

To a query whether or not his father and Akali stalwart Parkash Singh Badal will contest the meeting polls, Mr Badal mentioned he wished him to battle the elections.

Mr Badal mentioned if the SAD-BSP alliance involves energy, it can perform all-round growth within the state.

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

He slammed the Channi-led authorities over the problems of alleged deteriorating regulation and order and gangster drawback.

The SAD has a tie-up with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for the Assembly polls.

The BSP will battle 20 of the 117 Assembly seats in Punjab whereas the remaining will probably be contested by the Akali Dal.

Last yr, the SAD broke ties with BJP over the farm legal guidelines challenge.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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