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Capt preaching 'politics of hatred': Badal

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Amritsar, April 19, 2014
First Published: 20:56 IST(19/4/2014) | Last Updated: 20:58 IST(19/4/2014)

Making yet another salvo on Congress candidate from Amritsar Capt Amarinder Singh, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal accused him of "preaching politics of hatred".


Addressing a press conference here, Badal said, "Capt Amarinder Singh does politics of hatred. He says he will break legs of Akalis and always sticks to a threatening tone. This is the reason that the people of Punjab have rejected him and his political career has suffered".

Meanwhile, Badal claimed that rebel SAD leader and former MLA Manjinder Singh Kang has agreed to campaign for party candidates in the region. The CM, who visited Kang's residence on Saturday to pacify him, said, "Kang was our MLA and differences emerged due to some reasons. Today, I have come to his place to pacify him and we have no differences now. Kang will work actively for the party in both Amritsar and Khadoor Sahib constituencies".

Badal even mentioned that Kang had some differences with revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, which have been settled now. "In politics, relations do get sour at times but I welcome everyone who has any sort of complaint with me to come back to party fold", he added.

Kang, who was elected MLA from Beas in 2007 and was  denied party ticket in 2012 assembly polls, thanked Badal and assured that he will work to his full potential for the party.

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