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It’s my sincere wish to contest against Sukhbir: Bhagwant Mann

punjab Updated: Aug 25, 2016 20:29 IST
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Sukhbir Badal

AAP MP Bhagwant Mann at a rally in Jagraon near Ludhiana on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Sangrur MP and Aam Aadmi Party’s campaign committee head Bhagwant Mann has dared Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal to contest against him from Jalalabad segment in the upcoming assembly polls.

Addressing a rally at Jagraon on Wednesday, Mann said: “It’s my sincere wish that I contest against Sukhbir. I am willing to contest against him from any constituency of his choice.”

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He also accused the Badals of blatantly using the government machinery to foil political rallies of AAP out of frustration. “The Badals are resorting to undemocratic and foolish acts. However, we are unperturbed as people know the truth,” said Mann.

He alleged that the Badals were patronising drug, land mafia and mining mafias that have made the life of people miserable. “Each and every section of society is fed up from the SAD-BJP combine government which rendered the youth jobless and the poor people are facing a lot of hardships,” he said.

Hitting out at the Congress, the AAP leader alleged the party was responsible for “committing huge scams” and said people will “never forgive them for that.” He also sought a high-level inquiry into Captain Amarinder Singh’s alleged foreign accounts and “illegal transactions of his family members.”