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Jaitley plays NDA card to woo Amritsar voters

Playing the NDA card to woo voters, BJP candidate from Amritsar Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that electing him to Lok Sabha would be an advantage as the BJP-led NDA is set to form the next government at the Centre while the SAD-BJP combine is already in power in Punjab.

punjab Updated: Apr 12, 2014 22:10 IST
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Playing the NDA card to woo voters, BJP candidate from Amritsar Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that electing him to Lok Sabha would be an advantage as the BJP-led NDA is set to form the next government at the Centre while the SAD-BJP combine is already in power in Punjab.

Addressing a rally at Vallah, in the presence of revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, Jaitley said, "The Congress-led UPA has failed to perform during the past ten years. And now there is a great opportunity before the people to change the situation by voting NDA to power".

Assuring the electorate of Amritsar that all their demands will be taken care of, Jaitley said, "The Centre has a lot of funds at its disposal and I can promise that if you elect me all your demands will be met and you will not have any complaints".

"Vote for BJP will mean an advantage for Amritsar. The city has great potential and can develop into a strong tourism hub", he added.

The senior BJP leader also slammed the Congress-led UPA government for corruption, inflation and lack of employment opportunities.

Predicting a dismal electoral performance for the Congress, he said, "The worst ever tally of the Congress so far was 112. Now the situation is such that the party is even struggling to touch the three figure mark", he said.

MAJITHIA TERMS CAPT 'SPOILT STUDENT'

Hitting out at Jaitley's Congress rival Captain Amarinder Singh, Bikram Majithia dubbed him as a "spoilt student who is hardly serious about any task at hand".

Majithia further said, "Amarinder has nothing to do with Amritsar. You have to choose between two students. One is very serious about his studies (Jaitley), particular about his attendance and scores 100% marks whereas the other is a spoilt one (Amarinder) who hardly goes to school.

In two years, Amarinder attended Vidhan Sabha only three or four times whereas Jaitley had 99% attendance in Rajya Sabha and also received the Best Parliamentarian award."

Accusing Captain of being inaccessible, Majithia said, "This 'Raja' starts his day in the afternoon and his seriousness can be well gauged from this fact".