'Jaitley 'importing' BJP, RSS workers from Delhi'
Taking a dig at his BJP rival Arun Jaitley, Congress candidate from Amritsar Capt Amarinder Singh has said that the former has lost confidence in SAD-BJP cadre from Amritsar and started importing BJP and RSS workers from Delhi for his campaign.punjab Updated: Apr 19, 2014 08:07 IST
Taking a dig at his BJP rival Arun Jaitley, Congress candidate from Amritsar Capt Amarinder Singh has said that the former has lost confidence in SAD-BJP cadre from Amritsar and started importing BJP and RSS workers from Delhi for his campaign.
Addressing a public meeting at Sultanwind in Amritsar South assembly segment organised by Congress leader Harjinder Singh Thekedar here last evening, Amarinder, in this context, referred to Jaitley's statement that a number of RSS and BJP workers, besides some film stars, have already come to Amritsar to campaign for him.
"Either he has lost his confidence or he has no faith in local workers of his own party and alliance. Otherwise, there is no reason or logic in bringing workers from outside", he added.
The former CM said, "Elections are not won by glamour but by your appeal at the grassroot level. But I can understand Jaitley's problem. He has no idea of these things as he is new to electoral politics".
WARNS MAJITHIA AGAIN
Meanwhile, Amarinder once again warned revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia against "trying to criminalise politics" in the state.
Addressing public meetings in Nath Di Khui and Turpai villages in Majitha assembly segment, he cautioned Bikram, who is also the local MLA, "not to cross his limits as Punjab was neither West Bengal where the Akalis can try to copy the communist model, nor Haryana where the people will tolerate this kind of politics".
Amarinder said he was noticing the anger and resentment prevailing against Bikram Majithia, not just in Amritsar, but in his home constituency Majitha itself.
He claimed massive participation of people in Congress rallies despite the "arm-twisting and intimidating tactics" of Majithia.
"The signs of revolt against him are already building up", he said while adding that April 30, the polling day in Punjab, will prove to be "the beginning of the end" for Majithia.