Expelled PPP leader rejoins SAD, Sukhbir announces sops for Malerkotla
Two days after his expulsion from the People's Party of Punjab (PPP), local leader Ajit Singh Chanduraiyan rejoined Shiromani Akali Dali (SAD) here on Wednesday in the presence of party president and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.punjab Updated: Jan 15, 2014 23:28 IST
Two days after his expulsion from the People's Party of Punjab (PPP), local leader Ajit Singh Chanduraiyan rejoined Shiromani Akali Dali (SAD) here on Wednesday in the presence of party president and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Chanduraiyan was the PPP candidate in the 2011 Vidhan Sabha elections from Amargarh constituency where SAD's Iqbal Singh won the election.
Immediately after his induction into SAD, Chanduraiyan said that he has re-joined the party "unconditionally.
Welcoming Chandurayian into the party fold, Sukhbir said that his induction would give a boost to the party in Sangrur.
Sukhbir, who did not make any comment on the PPP and its chief Manpreet Singh Badal, accused Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of making false promises to the people.
He said that only a few days after the formation of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi, Kejriwal could not face the people and cancelled his 'Janata Darbar' whereas Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has been holding Sangat Darshan regularly for the last 25 years.
Sukhbir also lauded his own efforts as home minister for eradication of drugs in Punjab saying, "Since I took over as home minister, we have launched a war against the drug mafia of Punjab and about 25000 drug smugglers have been sent behind the bars"
Taking a dig at Punjab Congress chief Partap Bajwa, he said, "Senior Congress leader Capt Amarinder Singh has himself declared Bajwa as the biggest drug smuggler of Punjab, now we don't need to say anything.
Sukhbir announces sops for Malerkotla
Exhorting the people to vote for SAD Lok Sabha candidate for Sangrur constituency Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa , Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal announced sops for the people of Malerkotla.
Addressing the gathering at a Sangat Darshan, Sukhbir gave assurance to accept all demands of the people of Malerkotla, which include upgradation of the bus stand, construction of Raheda and Khangarwal distributaries at Rs 23 crore, upgradation of the government high schooland installation of CCTV cameras in the city.
"As Malerkotla accommodates people of all religion and castes, it is very sensitive city of the state. I assure you that all your demands will be fulfilled soon but I also want your assurance to vote (for) and support Dhindsa ji in the coming Lok Sabha elections", he added.
First Published: Jan 15, 2014 23:24 IST