Pathankot: Raising the scarecrow of “foreigners”, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal asserted that the people of Punjab would reject “foreigners” and trust their party in the ensuing elections.
In a veiled comment against the AAP, its former alliance partner BJP and even Congress for allegedly being âforeigners,â Sukhbir said: âThe Punjabis will not let foreigners rule them and will impose trust in the SAD (B) which represents regional aspirations. Just as Mamta Bannerjee succeeded in West Bengal, we will also defeat the three forces opposing us to emerge victorious in 2022. â
However, while speaking to the media after speaking at a public rally in support of party candidate Raj Kumar Gupta from the Sujanpur Assembly constituency, Sukhbir claimed that SAD (B) would beat BJP, the AAP and Congress.
At the same time, the SAD (B) chairman questioned AAP official and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on why he allegedly filed an affidavit with the Supreme Court to shut down four thermal power plants located in the Punjab.
âThe AAP government also filed affidavits demanding that criminal charges be taken against Punjab farmers for burning thatch residue. Kejriwal also represents the handing over of the waters of the Punjab river to Haryana and Delhi, âSukhbir said.
Rummaging in Kejriwal promising Rs 1,000 per month to all women in Punjab, if elected to power, âThe Punjabis ask why no woman in Delhi has received Rs 1,000 per month so far?
He also asked why the Kejriwal was talking about regularizing all contract workers in the Punjab when it had not regularized 10,000 contract workers in Delhi for years.
Claiming that the SAD (B) would never ask the Punjabis to fill out forms like Congress did earlier or the AAP did now, Sukhbir asserted: âWe have always honored all the commitments made in our electoral manifesto. , all were completed immediately after the formation of the government.
Sukhbir also participated in a cycling rally from Pathankot to Sujanpur and also addressed rallies at Naushehra Majha Singh in Batala at the residence of party leader Ramandeep Singh to support party candidate in Batala Sucha Singh Chhotepur, and later in Dinanagar, seeking to support BSP candidate Kamaljit Chawla.