Hoardings of suspended Youth Akali Dal (YAD) leader Navdeep Singh Goldy, who is on the run after being booked for manhandling the senior deputy mayor, can still be seen installed on the city roads.
Once a Congress candidate for the Amritsar (south) assembly segment bypoll, Goldy has been laying claim to Akali ticket from here for the upcoming state assembly elections. As a branding exercise, he has outdone all his rivals in the newly adopted party and installed scores of hoardings, especially in this segment.
The hoardings can still be seen on Tarn Taran road, Sultanwind road and other areas in Amritsar (south). These also carry the photo of Punjab cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who had reportedly played major role in getting Goldy into the Akali fold.
The hoardings carry slogans, such as “Din Raat Tuhadi Sewa Vich Hazir (At your service round the clock)” and “Tuhada Sehyog — Sadi Taqat (Your cooperation is our strength)”.
While some local SAD leaders have demanded the removal of these hoarding glorifying Goldy, other party members said as the suspended leader has not been expelled from the party yet, no objection should be raised against the hoardings.
Goldy had a brawl with Amritsar senior deputy mayor Avtar Singh Truckanwala during a meeting called by the deputy commissioner on Thursday. The party high command suspended him the same day. After a case was registered against him, Goldy had gone underground.