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Bhattal promises support of entire Congress to Manpreet

punjab Updated: Mar 16, 2014 21:27 IST
HT Correspondent

Extending full support to People's Party of Punjab (PPP) founder Manpreet Singh Badal, Congress MLA and former Punjab chief minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal has said that the entire Congress party would stand united behind Manpreet.

"The Congress will ensure that Manpreet defeats Harsimrat kaur Badal with a margin of over 1.50 lakh votes. Rahul Gandhi, Capt Amarinder Singh, Partap Singh Bajwa and others will campaign for Manpreet in coming days," said Bhattal.

She also targeted Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) for extending support to the candidature of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. "Modi is anti- minority. He is responsible for Gujarat riots. Besides, he has been making all possible efforts to grab the land of Sikh farmers in Gujarat," said Bhattal.

She said, "She was sorry that Punjab CM has been promoting an anti-minority leader like Modi. People will never forgive SAD(B) for this."

Without naming Amarinder Singh, she said creating defections in opposition parties is always wrong. "Some of our leaders also created defections in opposition parties in the past. Now SAD(B) is trying to create defections in the Congress. It is an immoral activity in politics," said Bhattal.

She was here to attend the marriage of PPP leader Sukhdev Singh Chahal. Rupinder Bindra and other Congress leaders were also present on the occasion.