Revenue and public relations minister Bikram Singh Majithia has claimed that the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) would play a significant role in the formation of the BJP-SAD alliance government in Delhi by winning all the four seats it was contesting there.
Talking to mediapersons at Rupnagar where he had gone to attend the marriage of the daughter of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) vice-president Rana KP Singh on Saturday night, Majithia said peeved at skyrocketing prices, rampant corruption and worst-ever law and order situation the people of Delhi had made up their mind to install the BJP-SAD government as he had been regularly witnessing the upbeat mood of the alliance's supporters in election rallies and during door-to-door canvassing.
He said the way Punjabi community had responded to the call of the SAD leadership in Delhi he was fully convinced of a landslide win of the alliance thereby rooting out the "inefficient" regime of Sheila Dikshit-led Congress government.
Replying a query, Majithia ruled out any surprise by Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party and said the December 8 results would tell its standing amongst people.
Majithia said after getting one MLA elected in Haryana, the SAD under the leadership of Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and guidance of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal was looking forward to unite the electorate strength of Punjabis settled anywhere in the country to defeat the "anti-poor" and "anti-farmer" Congress.
He said the SAD was though not contesting on any seat in MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan but was extending its full support to the BJP there. Majithia pointed out that as per the reports from the above-said three states, the BJP was all set to win Rajasthan and would retain power in other two states by defeating anti-incumbency factor due to unparalleled development initiatives undertaken by it there.
Predicting the installation of the NDA regime after the general elections, Majithia said the people of the country have fully realised that the Congress-led UPA government can never protect the rights of poor and farming community.
Earlier, Majithia congratulated Rana KP Singh and his family and also shared pleasantries with a number of senior Congress leaders, including union minister of state for health and family welfare Santosh Chaudhary, MP Mohinder Singh Kaypee, MLAs Sukhbinder Singh Sukhsarkaria and Balbir Singh Sidhu and former minister Romesh Dutt Sharma.