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Where have all the Akalis gone?: Capt asks Sukhbir

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times   Moga, February 12, 2013
First Published: 15:46 IST(12/2/2013) | Last Updated: 17:32 IST(12/2/2013)

Hitting back at the deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal for his 'digging diamonds from stones'remarks, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC)president Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday asked the Akali Dal president that where had all his Akalis gone as he has started digging for diamonds in the Congress.

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Addressing a series of well attended public meetings in villages Kalianwala, Kahnsinghwala and Jagewala, Capt Amarinder pointed out, with the Akalis either having retreated or refused to support or campaign for Joginderpal Jain, Sukhbir was finding it difficult to find workers from within his own party and was now searching for people in the Congress.

“No matter how many diamonds he steals from Congress nothing can save Jain from an imminent defeat”, he said amidst thundering applause from the crowds, while adding that the Akalis have started fearing defeat much earlier than expected.

The Punjab Congress president said, Sukhbir was desperate and frustrated as his workers were not coming out to support a turncoat like Jain and now he was trying to use the blackmailing tactics against his own workers by threatening them with bringing people from outside.

The former CM said that the people of Moga were certain to send a strong message to the Akalis that no matter if they were in power, as long as they did not understand the public sentiment they were set to get defeated come what may.

Addressing the meeting, Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Sunil Jakhar exhorted upon the people to make a history.

“People of Punjab are looking forward to you as they have great expectation from you that you will teach this government a lesson so that better sense starts prevailing among them’, he said.

Among others present on the occasion included party candidate Vijay Sathi, Rana Gurjeet, Rana Sodhi, Jeet Mohinder Sidhu, Darshan Brar, Kikki Dhillon, Joginder Singh Panjgraian, Gurdarshan Kaur and others.

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