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Sukhbir Badal confident of SAD-BJP victory in municipal polls

chandigarh Updated: Jan 30, 2015 17:11 IST
Punjab deputy chief minister


Exuding confidence Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said the SAD-BJP combine fronting its development agenda would register a "massive victory" in the upcoming local bodies elections in the state.

He also said that the construction work on the four/six lane roads connecting all major cities would be initiated from December.

"The SAD-BJP combine on its development agenda would register a massive victory in the coming local bodies elections," Badal said.

While inaugurating the Kurali-Siswan road constructed at a cost of Rs 75 crore here, he said the SAD-BJP alliance is not a political alliance but a natural alliance and both parties would fight municipal elections together.

About the expected date of announcement of the elections, he said the Punjab government has suggested the probable dates to state election commission but it is the prerogative of election commission to decide and announce the schedule.

He stressed that the state machinery has been fully geared up for a free and fair elections in the state.

He claimed that the state Congress is no more a challenge to the SAD-BJP combine as people of Punjab have rejected this party in all previous electoral battles due to their "directionless and anti-Punjab stance".

He also alleged that Congress leaders have nothing to offer to the people of State and have no agenda on development and other issues as they were "fighting with each other" for PPCC "captaincy".

He stressed that necessary infrastructure was the only alternative to attract the investors in Punjab to accelerate the development in a land-locked state.

He said that the SAD-BJP combine government has set the target to connect all major cities with four-six lanes in next two years.