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Poll violence: Manpreet says CM has lost right to rule

punjab Updated: May 19, 2013 22:00 IST
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Pointing out the sporadic incidents of violence during the zila parishad and panchayat samiti elections across the state on Sunday, People's Party of Punjab president Manpreet Singh Badal has said that chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has lost the right to rule.

He alleged that Akali henchmen indulged in widespread violence and booth capturing in CM's constituency Lambi, where six vehicles were set on fire.

“Burning vehicles in the constituency of the chief minister is a telling indicator of sorry state of affairs. The PA to deputy chief minister, Avtar Singh Vandwala, was leading the booth-capturing brigade of the Akali Dal in Mann village,” Manpreet said. He claimed that gunshots were fired at Ballianwala in Gidderbaha.

The PPP president alleged that violence was widespread and was difficult to recount the reign of terror unleashed by the Akali Dal goons to browbeat the opposition. He alleged that PPP supporters were unable to vote as they were hauled up in police stations.