Punjab Congress chief and Gurdaspur candidate Partap Singh Bajwa on Tuesday said that his BJP rival Vinod Khanna had failed to meet the aspirations of the people when they had elected him to represent them in the Lok Sabha.
In a statement issued here, Bajwa, the sitting MP who is seeking re-election from this constituency, said Khanna was a paratrooper from Mumbai who has been dropped again by the BJP despite the fact that the people had rejected him in the last election as they wanted someone from here to serve them and be with them.
He asserted that only a person from this area and region could fully understand the problems of the people and come up to their aspirations which was imperative for taking the constituency to a higher tangent of development.
Bajwa said his family had been serving the area for years and he was conversant with each and every nook and corner of the constituency and its problems. His efforts all along, as the MP from Gurdaspur, had been to bring in big projects, Bajwa said, while regretting that the Parkash Singh Badal government adopted a non-cooperative attitude in the allotment of land to some central projects which were later shifted to the neighbouring states.
He said that the SAD-BJP alliance in the state was rattled by a "very high level" of anti-incumbency.
"The BJP was trying to neutralise the same by bringing in leaders like Arun Jaitley and Khanna", Bajwa said and added that these leaders would fail to deliver as the people had already made up their mind and understood the nefarious designs of the BJP in general and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in particular.