Dera Bassi/March 20
Shiromani Akali Dal President and Deputy Chief Minister Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said that the Congress contesters for 16th Lok Sabha elections were feeling like scapegoats and they were trying their best to include their rival leaders in their ‘Scapegoats Club’.
Addressing a massive gathering in Patiala, Badal said that leaders like Partap Singh Bajwa and Manish Tewari tried their best to run away from contesting Lok Sabha elections and now they were pushing for Amrinder’s candidature from Amritsar. “There is a trouble brewing for the Congress as the party’s Central Election Committee meets to decide on the next list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. Senior Congress leaders were not keen on contesting general elections due to winnability factors, thus, contesting leaders were feeling like scapegoats and they were turning every stone to pull their rival leaders in their ‘Scapegoats Club’”, he added.
Forecasting that the 16th Lok Sabha election would be last election of Congress party, Badal said that people of the nation were all set to say their final goodbye to Congress party and its senior leaders were well aware of this fact. He said that people were fed up of anti people and corrupt policies of Congress party and its allies. “There is complete demoralisation within the party. Senior Congressmen from Punjab are scared that their party will never come back to power as it never regain power in all those states where it was out of power for two consecutive terms. Shiromani Akali Dal is flooded with requests from Congress leaders wanting to join the party,” He added
Reiterating SAD-BJP alliance commitment to take Punjab further to new heights of development and prosperity, Badal said that once NDA voted to power on one hand Narendra Modi and Parkash Singh Badal duo would double the pace of development in Punjab and on other Deepinder Dhillon and N.K. Sharma duo would change the face of their area.
Dera Bassi/March 20