What were the high points of your five-year term as MP?
Ajnala: I got the vital Patti-Ferozepur railway link cleared by the Centre. I distributed funds liberally among a large number of schools. I also got a number of village link roads repaired or relaid. I also raised the issue of giving compensation to farmers who have their land between the zero line and the barbed-wire fence. The compensation was announced during the NDA government’s tenure but the Congress-led UPA decided against its continuation.
Did you have any links with Maninderjit Singh Bittu Aulakh, who is behind bars in the Jagdish Bhola drug racket?
How do I know what someone is doing behind my back? I am close to so many people. I cannot give a character certificate to each one of them.
Why did the Shiromani Akali Dal deny you the ticket for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls?
The party gave me no reasons. Though I did tell Badal sahib (chief minister) that I should be given the ticket as I have been loyal to the party and have done my duty as an MP, the party still decided to give it to Brahmpura sahib.
Many people are saying that this is the end of your political career. Is that so?
No, I do not think so. I am a loyal soldier of the party and will continue to serve it, come what may.