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MLA report card: Amarpal Singh Ajnala and Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria

punjab Updated: Oct 24, 2016 13:48 IST
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Amarpal Singh ‘Bony’ Ajnala, 41, SAD

Constituency: Ajnala

Education: Class 12

Assets declared in last polls: Rs 2.2 cr

Electoral record

2012: defeated Harpartap Ajnala of Congress by 1,235 votes

2007: defeated Harpartap Ajnala of Congress by a margin of 10,201 votes

Assembly record

Questions asked: 0

Call attention moved: 0

Power punch Son of SAD veteran Rattan Singh Ajnala, has no rivals here

What next Sure to get ticket; has mended fences with Bikram Majithia

How he performed

A two-time MLA and son of senior Akali leader and former MP Rattan Singh Ajnala, Bony has been available in his constituency. He has to his credit the sewerage facility for Ajnala town; but roads are still in bad shape. He also has succeeded in getting new bus stands for Ajnala and Ramdas. He also got a new judicial complex in his tenure. However, he paid no attention to the villages located in the Ravi basin. Farmers who lost their crops due to flooding in the monsoon season are still struggling for compensation. An agitation has been on in his area for the last five years against the allegedly forcible acquisition of agriculture land by the forest department in the Ravi basin. He has not taken up this problem with the state government.

By the way Known for being socially active

Voterspeak

“Though he has got done some work, the constituency lags in health and education. Many school buildings need repair. He was available but only to meet his supporters,” Gurdial Singh, 75, farmer, said.

“He has partially succeeded in this tenure, was available to the public, and did some work. But he failed in health and industry. He could have done much better,” Navpreet Singh, 29, farmer, said.

Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, 60, Congress

Constituency: Rajasansi

Education: Graduate

Assets declared in last polls: Rs 8.1 cr

Electoral record

2012: Defeated Veer Singh Lopoke of SAD by a margin of 1,084 votes

2007: Defeated Veer Singh Lopoke of SAD by a margin of 8,276 votes

Assembly record

Questions asked: 14

Call attention moved: 0

Power punch Two-time MLA enjoys rapport with Capt Amarinder

What next With no rivals and a good record, he is likely to get ticket

How he performed

He failed to bring in any major projects or development works in his constituency in the last five years. A fact that he attributed to his party being in the opposition. Sarkaria got Rs 3 crore from the MPLAD fund of Amritsar MP Capt Amarinder Singh, which he distributed in a few villages. As he resides in Amritsar city, voters had to contact him there. He did not launch any major agitation from his constituency though he did protest before district officials for being ignored in the distribution of grants. His absence from the constituency is talked about. Border villages in his area continue to be deprived of basic facilities, even links roads. Akali halqa in-charge Veer Singh Lopoke remained more active and was instrumental in distributing grants to villages.

Voterspeak

“He was in opposition but still got some minor development works done. Capt Amarinder as MP gave funds, with which he got roads repaired and a dharamshala built,” Gurpreet Singh, 39, businessman, said.

“He failed to carry out any work but never failed to attend social gatherings and show his support to people of the constituency. There was too much of Akali interference,” Lakha Singh, 47, farmer, said.

Tomorrow: Majitha, Jandiala, Amritsar-North, and Amritsar-West