Launching an attack on the Shiromani Akali Dal, which suspended him from the party on Tuesday, state legislator Inderbir Bolaria said the party stands no chance of winning the upcoming assembly polls, while holding deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal responsible for it.
“I was expecting this when I raised a banner of revolt. I left them long back but did not resign from the party because I never wanted to impose a byelection on the people of my constituency,” he said.
Addressing mediapersons at his house here, Bolaria confirmed he will contest the polls from Amritsar (south) assembly segment, but said he was watching both the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party very closely before taking any decision, within two months.
Bolaria, who revolted against the part while objecting installation of a solid waste management plant in his constituency, said: “I don’t know which party I will join. But wherever I go, my only condition is that the plant should not be installed here. Whenever Sukhbir Badal comes here to lay the foundation stone of the project, he will face my opposition.”
Bolaria, who was once a blueeyed boy of the Akalis, said people will reject the SAD in the 2017 polls and the party will struggle to touch the doubledigit mark.
Slamming both the deputy chief minister and revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia for wrong policies of the government, he said, “Akali Dal is not a bad party, but people running the show, at present, are bad.”
Calling cricketer-turnedpolitician Navjot Singh Sidhu a “good man”, Bolaria said he has done well by leaving the Bharatiya Janata Party.