Congress candidate Pawan Bansal on Monday challenged the opposition candidates for debate over development works carried out his party in the city. He also termed BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narender Modi's rally in the city a flop show.
He said, "The BJP was expecting a gathering of 50,000, but failed to pull the crowd and only 9,000 people attended it."
On asking that BJP leader Satya Pal Jain has lodged complaint to Election Commission to take sou motto action against Congress chief Sonia Gandhi for appealing for votes by meeting Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Bansal said, "Jain has wasted all his life in lodging complaints, which failed to yield any result."
While addressing the media at Congress Bhawan in Sector 35, Bansal said, "For the past one decade, the BJP has only been issuing statements and I challenge them over development works being carried by the Congress in city. The issue of 'Railgate', which my opponents are raking up again and again, for which the courts have found nothing against me, and in future also, if they find anything, I have repeatedly said, 'People of Chandigarh can stone me to death at the Sector-17 plaza'."
When asked why Sonia is not coming to campaign in the city, he said, "Though the visit was fixed for March 26 which was too early, now she is campaigning in the entire country and her schedule is very tight."