Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said that new polarisation of the political parties would emerge after declaration of results of coming general elections to ultimately form the NDA government at the Centre.
Badal, who was here to attend a function organised by the Shri Brahmin Sabha Punjab to mark the birth anniversary of the Bhagwan Parshuram, said that an anti-Congress wave was prevailing across the country. He said that none of the countrymen would vote for the Congress for prevailing rampant corruption and exorbitant price rise. A seemingly hopeful Badal said that "every vote against the Congress party would pave way for the formation of the NDA government, as it is the only viable alternative before the people".
When asked to comment on the ongoing rift between Janta Dal (U) and BJP, besides its implications on the prospects of the NDA, Badal said that Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar was a very wise politician and was at liberty to express his opinion freely.
On appointment of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi as the head of the campaign committee of the BJP, an internal matter of the party, Badal categorically said that the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) was committed to support the BJP in every situation. He said that neither the BJP nor the SAD has ever interfered in each other's internal matter, which has further cemented the alliance.
Replying to another query regarding the coming panchayat elections in the state, the CM said that the state government was committed to ensure free and fair Panchayats polls in the state for strengthening the democracy at the grass root level. He said that as the Congress has been time and again rejected by the wise voters of the state, so they were making a hoarse cry regarding the use of the official machinery by the state government, whereas, it was on record that every election held during the SAD-BJP regime was not only fair, but had also remained largely peaceful.
Later addressing the gathering, Badal exhorted the people to imbibe the ideals propagated by Bhagwan Parshuram, so that justice and equality could be ensured in the society.
Recalling the age old ties between the Hindus and Sikhs, he said that both the communities have made great sacrifices to protect each other on one hand and to preserve the unity and integrity of the country on the other. Badal said that in order to pay befitting tribute to Bhai Mati Dass, Bhai Sati Dass and Bhai Dyala, a memorial would be soon constructed a Sri Anandpur Sahib.
Prominent amongst those present on the occasion included chief parliamentary secretary Som Parkash, Punjab BJP chief Kamal Sharma, MLA Daljeet Singh Cheema, former cabinet minister Tikshan Sud, deputy commissioner DS Mangat, commissioner, Municipal Corporation Phagwara Kuldeep Singh and president of Brahmin Sabha Punjab Devi Dayal Prashar.