There is no escaping blame game in political season and Ludhiana is no exception. All the contestants in fray have levelled charges against one another, starting with AAP candidate HS Phoolka who had blamed the SAD-BJP alliance to prove what all they have done for the 1984 riots' victims.
AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal, during his roadshow, had openly accused Punjab cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia for the prevailing drug menace in Punjab.
He said that on his Punjab tour, people come out with horrid tales of Akali leaders pushing their children into drug abuse. "I also came to know that Majithia invested his drug money into elections. An industrialist rang me up this morning to say he could not find any labour, as most young people in the state were addicted to drugs," he had said.
"Jab paap ka ghara bhar jaata hai toh Waheguru, Bhagwaan, Allah and God in papiyo par jhaaru chalata hai. Ek saal purani party ka Dilli mein sarkar banana ek karishma tha jo uppar wale ne kiya tha kyunki ab vo aise logon ko nahi chahta (When there is an excess of sin, the Lord wields his broom on the sinners. A one-year-old party making the government in Delhi was His miracle, a sign that now He doesn't like these people)," former Delhi CM had argued.
Not only this, a body seeking justice for the 1984 riot victims accused Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) nominee HS Phoolka of withdrawing his case against Congress leaders Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler. The Sikh Katle Aam Peerat Welfare Society (Punjab) faction making this allegation backs Akali-BJP candidate Manpreet Singh Ayali.
Be it the dwindling industry in the city or problems of unemployment, drug addiction and poor law and order in the state, Congress candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu candidate has always taken a dig against SAD-BJP combine for all issues during his campaigns.
Keeping its party's tradition, SAD candidate Manpreet Singh Ayali like all the senior party cadres has often blamed the UPA for corruption in the country during his campaigning.
While, Independent candidate Simarjit Singh Bains, like Ravneet Bittu, flayed government policies and also slammed the government for backing drug trade and sand mafia.
Infact, Bains claimed that in every important meeting SAD members always discuss about the drug trade and sand mafia.
Bains said, "In every meeting in Chandigarh and other places for important issues, sand mining and liquor business was always discussed. Ministers and senior leaders of the party discussed share of particular persons in these businesses. SAD only wants financial benefits.