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Jaitley refers to Capt as 'unholy' candidate

punjab Updated: Apr 20, 2014 21:48 IST
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In an apparent attack on his Congress rival Captain Amarinder Singh, BJP candidate from Amritsar Arun Jaitley on Sunday asked the voters of the holy city that they have to make a choice between a "holy candidate and an unholy candidate".

Speaking at a function organised by the BJP's Chartered Accountants' Cell, Jaitley said, "You all are voters of a pavittar nagri (holy city). And while voting, you need to make a choice is between a pavittar (holy) candidate or apavittar (unholy) candidate".

Giving his argument an interesting turn, Jaitley said, "The voters cannot have double standards. Since they are from a holy city, they cannot go and vote for an unholy candidate".

Jaitley and Amarinder have been engaged in a fierce war of words and trying to downsize each other eversince they started campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections.

The BJP leader further said, "This election will decide the level of politics of the city. You people have to decide whether you favour a politics of 'Tu Tu mein mein' or an agenda-based politics that can assure development. Voters of this city will have to decide whether they want to give Amritsar a strong voice at the Centre or just listen to fake aggressive statements and threatening words".

Jaitley also promised to strengthen infrastructure in the constituency and said trade, industry and tourism will be on top of the agenda for him as well as the future NDA government.

The BJP leader assured the voters that he would develop Amritsar as a tourism hub where visitors would like to stay for a couple of days. This would give the local economy a fillip, he added.