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Badal-Singh political rivalry enters next generation

The Badals and Singhs have been rivals for long and the next generation has taken it upon itself to carry forward the political feud.

india Updated: May 02, 2009 13:57 IST

The Badals and Singhs have been rivals for long and the next generation has taken it upon itself to carry forward the political feud.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's daughter-in-law Harsimrat Kaur has joined the electoral fray from Bathinda on a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) ticket to take on Congress' nominee Raninder Singh, who is the son of former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

Raninder is riding his father's political legacy and Amarinder is confident that his son would steal the show as he is working for the welfare of the people in the constituency for the past few years.

"His efforts had helped the Congress to win eight out of nine assembly seats in Bathinda district," Amarinder said.

Moreover, there is a cause for concern for the SAD nominee as major electoral issue is not development here, despite the present government pumping in millions of funds to change the face of city.

"Wide roads, best drinking water and sewerage facilities brought relief to the citizens but is unlikely to help the ruling alliance secure votes," said a group of voters.

Badal family had shifted its base to Bathinda after the adjoining Faridkot Parliament seat was declared reserved.