Punjab: Akalis portray Jaitley as a ‘fortune changer’
Introducing BJP candidate Arun Jaitley to people in the inaugural poll rally held in the border segment of Attari, the Akalis, especially chief minister Parkash Singh Badal majorly focussed on portraying Jaitley as a ‘mighty man’ who can be fortune changer for Punjab if made victorious.india Updated: Mar 22, 2014 03:14 IST
Introducing BJP candidate Arun Jaitley to people in the inaugural poll rally held in the border segment of Attari, the Akalis, especially chief minister Parkash Singh Badal majorly focussed on portraying Jaitley as a ‘mighty man’ who can be fortune changer for Punjab if made victorious.
Seeking votes for Jaitley, Badal and cabinet minister Bikram Majithia along with others primarily talked of Jaitley’s stature and the position he would attain if NDA comes to power.
Terming coming of Jaitley as a huge plus to Punjab, Badal said, “Punjab has faced major discrimination at the hands of Congress led UPA and now we have a man in Jaitley Saab who enjoys great stature and can change the fortune of Punjab. You will get whatever you want so please make him victorious.”
In a rally organised by cabinet minister Gulzar Singh Ranike, Badal also seemed putting extra effort in urging people not to consider Jaitley as an ‘outsider’ giving details of his Punjabi connect and family ties in Amritsar.
“Jaitley Saab is no outsider. He is son of the soil and we need to support him all the way so that when he can change the face of this region when Modi led government is formed,” added Badal.
Considering the busy schedule of Jaitley and duties he has to perform at national level during polls, Badal told that the candidate may not be able to visit each village so the people must support him for better prospects of Punjab.
Jaitley slams UPA, promises to solve border woes
Choosing to speak in Punjabi, BJP Candidate Arun Jaitley in his inaugural rally slammed the Congress led UPA and assured the border residents that issues faced by them will be resolved once NDA came to power.
“The demands of the border region may not have cost more than Rs 500 crores but that was never the priority of the UPA, as it was busy in scam after scam that tuned to massive money,” he added.
Thanking senior Badal for urging his party leadership to make him contest from Amritsar, Jaitley said, “I have a strong connect with Punjab and Amritsar. People are fed up with the anti-people policies of UPA and I assure that once NDA Government is formed, I would try my best to resolve all issues faced by people residing in border areas.”
Jaitley, who is making his electoral debut said, “The relationship of BJP with Akali Dal is very strong and both the parties are committed for overall development. The people of this region have seen lot of trouble during wars and we will work for maximum relief.”
Meanwhile,Majithia termed Jaitley as the most apt advocate Punjab could get for getting its issues resolved.
“We will not have to run to Delhi anymore. We just have to inform Jaitley Saab, who will get things done in a minute. Punjab has always got a step motherly treatment from UPA but things will change as NDA will be forming the Government now.”
Majithia also urged the border residents to ensure maximum victory margin for Jaitley.
First Published: Mar 22, 2014 02:01 IST