BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu once again called Prime Minister Manmohan Singh "a pappu PM" and said that the latter may be a "sardar" but he was not "a sardar (effective)". Addressing a rally in favour of party candidate Tikshan Sud, he said that DR Singh was a "dwarf" in front of former prime minister Inder Kumar Gujral who helped the state in many ways. "Dr Manmohan Singh has not gone beyond paying obeisance at the Golden Temple. He never fulfilled his promises", Sidhu remarked.
Continuing his diatribe, BJP's star campaigner said that the Prime Minister was not an economist but an agent of destruction. "Oh arth shashtri nahin, anarth shashtri hai", he remarked. He alleged that the PM had only given inflation and unemployment to the country. Punjab made the maximum sacrifices to the country but the rewards went to other states, he lamented. It was a shame that most of the chairs at PM's recent rally in Amritsar remained empty, he added. He said that the UPA government was entrenched in corruption.
Taking on PPCC chief captain Amarinder Singh, Sidhu said that the BJP would not be cowed down by his threats. "assi vee churian paa ke nahin baithe", he warned. Amarinder's threat to "finish off" his party rebels spoke of Congress's feudal mindset, he added. He claimed that the Congress had neither left with any leader nor credibility. "Eeh Sheela atte Munni ton zyada badnaam ho chuki hai atte Jalebi Bai vaang nilaam ho chuki hai", he jibed. Claiming that Congress candidate from Hoshiarpur, Sunder Sham Arora had got the ticket with money power, he appealed to the people to vote for Sud.
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