Capt Amarinder, an outsider for Patiala: Sukhbir

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patiala
  • Updated: Apr 19, 2014 13:54 IST

Sukhbir Singh Badal, president of the Shiromani Akali Dal and deputy chief minister on Friday said Captain Amarinder Singh, being a part-time politician, was an outsider for his Patiala assembly constituency too. He said that people of the Amritsar and Patiala constituencies were well aware of this fact and thus they were determined to give a humiliating defeat to both king and his queen with a margin of more than one lakh votes.

"Let me tell you, that both king (Amarinder) and queen (Preneet Kaur) would face a humiliating defeat. And it would be end of their political career", said Sukhbir Badal, who addressed a series of rallies in favour of party candidate Deepinder Dhillon in Patiala.

The massive turnout in the rallies of Shiromani Akali Dal in Patiala rural areas has set the alarm bells ringing for the Congress candidate Preneet Kaur, who is fighting the anti-incumbency wave of 15 years. SAD as part of strategy is concentrating on the rural areas to defeat Preneet.

At an impressive rally organised at the Patiala rural assembly segment by Harinder Pal Singh Tohra, grandson of late Gurcharan Singh Tohra, Sukhbir said that the days of royal politics were over and now people vote for the party whose leaders were accessible to them.

"It is no secret that Captain Amarinder never spared a moment to visit any street or mohalla of his assembly constituency to hear voters. He only makes public appearance during elections, thus don't vote for him," said Sukhbir.

Criticising Congress candidate Preneet Kaur, Sukhbir said she never responded effectively to the grievances being faced by citizens. She had failed to solve the problem of Ghaggar during decade-long rule of her party led the UPA government. "Preneet Kaur being minister in the UPA government did nothing except touring the foreign countries. She never bothered to use her influence for the betterment of the area", he added.

Badal appealed to the voters of the area to vote in favour of Deepinder Singh Dhillon to have a say in the NDA government. He said that the SAD-BJP government had done its best using limited resources of state and promised that people of area would witness a sea change in the constituency by voting for this change. He also promised that the NDA government would solve the problem of Ghaggar within six months of taking charge.

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