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Akalis at sarcastic best, miss 'non-playing' Captain

Alleging that Patiala Urban MLA Capt Amarinder Singh has not visited his constituency for long, the Youth Akali Dal (YAD) has put up posters in the city, saying Amarinder was missing, besides announcing an award for anyone giving information about him.

punjab Updated: Aug 14, 2013 09:59 IST
Vishal Rambani

Alleging that Patiala Urban MLA Capt Amarinder Singh has not visited his constituency for long, the Youth Akali Dal (YAD) has put up posters in the city, saying Amarinder was missing, besides announcing an award for anyone giving information about him.

Claiming that Amarinder was missing since the Congress lost in the assembly elections last year, the YAD activists have put up posters outside government buildings and at other prominent places.

Issued by YAD treasurer Harpal Juneja, the poster announces an award of Rs 25,000 for anyone arranging a meeting with Amarinder and Rs 21,000 for those arranging a phone talk with him.

Juneja wondered, "Had Amarinder contested only to become the chief minister? He has not been to his constituency since getting elected. He is answerable to the voters. As no one has seen him in the constituency, the YAD has decided to help voters locate him."

He said, "Amarinder has made false promises to the people and has to be accountable for that. If he cannot, he should resign. Whoever finds him will be suitably rewarded. We will wait for a week to get any information and then will lodge a missing complaint," said Juneja.

Meanwhile, the Congress said it was a gimmick to garner cheap publicity. District Congress president Hardial Kamboj said, "The Akalis are aware of the mass appeal of Amarinder Singh as they have no leader to match his stature. We are taking note of the misconduct by such leaders and will give them a befitting reply in the coming days."