Reveal your poll agenda, Sukhbir asks Amarinder
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) todayasked Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh to reveal his poll agenda, for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and further asked him not to "vitiate" electoral atmosphere with his "communal" statements.chandigarh Updated: Apr 05, 2014 17:01 IST
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) todayasked Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh to reveal his poll agenda, for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and further asked him not to "vitiate" electoral atmosphere with his "communal" statements.
"People want to know what plans you have for Amritsar.What you did for the district during you last tenure as Chief Minister and what will you do in case you are elected as its MP," SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal said in a statement issued here.
"You are however fixated with the past and still think that you can get votes by whipping up communal sentiments.
Those days are gone. You will now have to perform or perish," the statement said.
Former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh is pitted against BJP candidate Arun Jaitley from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat.
Badal asked Amarinder Singh to stop "playing communal cards" and refrain from vitiating the electoral atmosphere in Amritsar.
"It was unfortunate that the former Chief Minister, who of all people should understand the necessity of maintaining communal harmony at all costs, was trying to sow communal discord in Amritsar with his statements. This is a very serious and unfortunate development", he said.
Badal said people would express their mandate on the pro development policies of the SAD- BJP government as well as vote for ousting the "corrupt and inefficient" Congress led UPA government at the Centre.
"It seems the real time issues of the people do not concern the 'Maharaja' who still feels he can fool the people through his divide and rule politics", he alleged.
On development in Amritsar, Punjab Deputy chief minister claimed that a lot had been done including beautification of the city, creation of infrastructure including flyovers, initiation of sewerage facilities and improving connectivity by the start of the City Bus Service.
"Much more is in the pipeline and with Arun Jaitley representing the holy city in the next NDA government Amritsar's development is likely to be further fast tracked", he added.