Phillaur (Punjab)- Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday stated strengthening the SAD-BSP alliance by electing its joint candidate Sukhwinder Kumar Sukhi within the Lok Sabha bypoll from Jalandhar could be essentially the most acceptable homage to late five-time Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
Addressing a public assembly at Goraya in favour of Sukhi, he stated: “Badal Sahab was worried about the manner in which divisive politics were spoiling the atmosphere in the state in his last days. He felt an attempt was being made to defame Punjabis by terming them as separatists and imposing the National Security Act (NSA) on them.”
“We must defeat such forces, ” he stated whereas condemning the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for colluding with the Central authorities “to defame Punjabis”.
Delivering an emotional deal with with a totally free beard in a mode paying homage to the previous chief minister, the SAD President stated: “I have vowed to take Punjab ahead in the same manner as Badal Sahab. The entire party is also committed to this task. We will follow the pro-farmer and pro-poor policies of Badal Sahab while standing firm on the principle of peace and communal harmony.”
Sukhbir Badal stated “many people approached me during the last 10 days to relate how Badal Sahab had touched their lives. I feel that if I can even do 10 per cent of what the former Chief Minister did during these 70 years of public life, I will be a success”.
He went on the relate how the previous Chief Minister was the architect of recent day Punjab and had introduced in improvement be it creating the ‘mandi’ system which led to procurement of foodgrains, creating focal factors, establishing thermal vegetation, four-lane expressways and airports.
“Badal Sahab also made Punjab power surplus during this term and if we are facing power problems now it is because both this government as well as the previous Congress government failed Punjabis by failing to generate additional power.”
About SAD-BSP candidate Sukhi, the SAD President stated: “Dr Sukhi is a known physician, besides being a prominent social activist. He has a proven track record of taking up peoples issues in the Vidhan Sabha. In direct contrast both the AAP and BJP candidates are turncoats while the Congress candidate’s family has done nothing for this constituency despite representing it for nine years.”
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Harjinder Singh Dhami and SAD-BSP candidate Sukhi additionally spoke on the event and highlighted how the Choudhary household had didn’t register one achievement to its credit score in Jalandhar at the same time as they condemned the AAP authorities for discriminating in opposition to the Scheduled Caste neighborhood.
The occasion additionally witnessed former AAP 2017 candidate from this constituency Sarup Singh Kadhiana who received greater than 35, 000 votes, saying his help to Sukhi.