Pointing to reports of Sukhbir going around threatening officers of the incumbent government, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today said it was a sign of his frustration. Both he and his wife, Harsimrat, will be defeated in these polls, he said.
“I will personally campaign in Bathinda and Ferozepur to ensure that the Sukhbir-Harsimrat Badal couple is forced to bite the dust in these Lok Sabha elections,” he declared, adding that even the BJP’s delaying tactics in not making the chopper available to him one week after it was hired by the Congress would not help the Badals.
Lashing out at the Badals for making the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) a family affair, the Chief Minister questioned their claim to being Akalis, who he said had played a very important role in the Gurdwara movement. “They (Badals) have forgotten history and have defamed the Akal Takht,” he added.
Terming the current elections as a battle for the future of India, the Chief Minister said Narendra Modi’s jumlas had won him the elections last time but people are now holding him accountable on those promises. Far from fulfilling their promises, the BJP ruined the nation and its economy, and tried to rip apart the secular and democratic fabric of the country, he added, warning that the people of India would not forgive them.
The situation on the ground and the reports available so far suggest that the BJP’s downfall had begun, declared Captain Amarinder, adding that “with Wahe Guru’s blessings, the Congress will win the LS polls.”