Delhi result will give perfect reply to Capt: BJP

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 13, 2015 22:10 IST

Terming Congress leader Capt Amarinder Singh's lampooning statements on the postponement of the January 22 Amritsar rally of the BJP as "ridiculous", the saffron party's national secretary Tarun Chugh said on Tuesday that results of the Delhi assembly polls would be "the perfect answer" to him.

A day after the former chief minister had announced a counter rally on the same day in Amritsar, which is his parliamentary segment, the BJP had indefinitely deferred its rally that was to be addressed by its national president Amit Shah. The BJP cited announcement of the February 7 Delhi polls as the reason. But Amarinder, claiming that a "scared" BJP had "run away", is going ahead with his rally.

Chugh retorted in a statement issued here: "Sadly, the so-called seasoned leader is talking like a political novice and is issuing childish statements on the subject. People with a slight knowledge of politics do understand that elections of Delhi are far more important than a single programme, and the BJP has not cancelled the programme but only postponed it."

He also remarked that Amarinder's rally was "a welcome step, as citizens of Amritsar could at least be able to have a glimpse of their MP".

About the rally being a game of uneupmanship between Amarinder and Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa, Chugh said that people were finding it "funny" that Amarinder was holding a rally where he had "publically disallowed" Bajwa. He also underlined that Rana Gurjit Singh, a wine distillery owner, had been assigned as coordinator for the rally.

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