December 28, 2016 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Kolianwali: Aam Aadmi Party convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today proposed candidature of AAP MLA Jarnail Singh’s candidature to contest against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal from Lambi for the 2017 state assembly poll.
Addressing a gathering at CM Parkash Singh Badal’s home turf Lambi, Arvind Kejriwal announced candidature of former journalist and sitting Delhi MLA Jarnail Singh and asked the people if he would be the right candidate to take CM Parkash Singh Badal ‘head on’. According to a press release by AAP: “[p]eople immediately raised their hands in affirmative and burst into thunderous applause confirming that they all stood strongly with the proposal”.
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Arvind Kejriwal said so far PPCC President Captain Amarinder Singh and Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal with tactical understanding have been nominating week candidates against each other, so that their opponents could pose easy wins.
“However, this time we will not let Parkash Singh Badal, Sukhbir Singh Badal and Captain Amarinder Singh to have a walkover in the elections. That is why we are fielding our strongest candidates against Amarinder, Badal, Sukhbir and Majithia in order to give them a taste of political dust,” Kejriwal added.
Jarnail Singh while speaking on the occasion challenged Badal to have an open debate with him on superficial development; the Akali Dal has been talking about.
“Thousands of farmers have committed suicide, youngsters have been dying due to drugs, transport, liquor and cable businesses have been captured by Badal family, is this the model of development, Badals were boosting off?, Jarnail said adding that let Badal choose venue and time for open debate of his choice.
Others, who spoke on the occasion included MPs Sadhu Singh & Bhagwant Mann, Sanjay Singh, Baljinder Kaur and Kultar Singh.
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