SAD-BJP ready to score a win: Sukhbir

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Apr 17, 2014 19:45 IST

Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said that SAD-BJP government's performance and strong wave in the favour of National Democratic Alliance's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi have made the 16th Lok Sabha polls a one-sided affair in Punjab.

He said that alliance would register record victory on all 13 seats, and no state other than Punjab would have such a result.

Replying to media queries, while campaigning for SAD-BJP's Ludhiana candidate Manpreet Singh Ayali, Badal said he had witnessed a strong wave in favour of SAD-BJP alliance while campaigning in different parts of the state.

Badal said, “I am happy that people of the state are satisfied with the development and pro-people policies initiated by SAD-BJP alliance. They have some grievances too and they are confident that Punjab government will solve these problems once NDA is elected into power at the Centre.”

Badal said NDA's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had already been declared a champion by the electoral surveys.

He said Modi has become synonym to development and this was another positive sign for SAD-BJP alliance, which was contesting these Lok Sabha polls on development agenda.

“People of the state have witnessed that SAD-BJP government has performed well to ensure overall development of the state even facing discrimination at the hands of Congress-led UPA government,” Badal said.

Describing Congress party “as no match to alliance in the state”, Badal said Punjab had rejected the cheap politics, negative propaganda and destructive slogans of Congress party, and the Lok Sabha polls would pin last nail in its coffin.

Badal also addressed a series of election rallies in Ayali's favour.

Sukhbir meets councillors
Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal interacted with the councillor of his party, and asked them to campaign for SAD candidate Manpreet Singh Ayali in a proper manner.

Badal also interacted with the councillors asking them about the problems being faced by them.

A SAD councillor said, “It was actually a feedback session in which Badal asked us regarding issues of the city and the problems we were facing.”

Some councillors told Badal that officials of the MC do not listen to the problems of their areas due to which the problems persist, and they lose credentials in front of area residents.

Another councillor said, “Badal also told us that we should campaign for Manpreet in our respective wards so that win is ensured for him.”

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