Congress open to alliance with BSP: Capt Amarinder Singh

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Phagwara
  • Updated: Aug 22, 2016 16:13 IST
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Capt Amarinder Singh being presented a memento at the Dera Baba Hans Raj in Pandwa village on Sunday. (HT Photo)

Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh said here on Sunday that the Congress was open to an alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for the 2017 assembly polls.

Amarinder was here in connection with the 47th death anniversary function at Dera Baba Hans Raj in Pandwa village here.

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On the sidelines of the event, Capt told mediapersons that their options are open and if the BSP wanted they are ready for alliance. “The SAD and BJP are again planning to loot the people of Punjab and to save my state, I am ready for an alliance with the BSP,” Capt said.

Captain said the drug problem will be finished in four weeks after the Congress assumed power in Punjab. “All kinds of drugs will be banned in the state. But, we will not ban the sale of liquor as it is business of hundreds of people in the state.”

Calling chief minister Parkash Singh Badal an enemy of the state, the PPCC president said, “Because of his cowardice, the state government failed to get Chandigarh back. As per the Rajiv-Longowal accord, Chandigarh belongs to Punjab and it should be given to it.”

Captain described Aam Aadmi Party as a party of corrupt people. “AAP is giving tickets to corrupt people, and if they came to power, they will loot the state. People should understand their strategy,” Singh said.

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