Bajwa calls upon voters to pack off Khanna to Mumbai


The PPCC President, Partap Singh Bajwa and the party candidate from the Lok Sabha Gurdaspur.

Gurdaspur, April 29, 2014: The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President, Partap Singh Bajwa, who is seeking re-election to the Lok Sabha from Gurdaspur, today appealed to the people to send back with bag and baggage the Akali Dal-BJP candidate, Vinod Khanna, to Mumbai and show proper place to the Aam Aadmi Party candidate Sucha Singh Chhotepur, who was a rank opportunist.
He said Khanna was an alien to Gurdaspur despite having represented this seat earlier as he had nothing to do with this area. He never visited this region after having been defeated in the last Lok Sabha election. He said Khanna had come back from Mumbai only after the BJP announced his name.
He said while Khanna was a paratrooper from Mumbai,   Chhotepur, was a rank opportunist who had been changing his parties almost every day. He said his loyalty had always been under suspicion in every party he joined. His only priority was self-interest.
“How a person like Chhotepur  who is not loyal to any party can be committed to the people”, he asked. He said Khanna was sent here to take yet another chance as the BJP was perceiving a wave in the name of its prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi but the party failed to assess the anger of the people against the Akali Dal-BJP alliance government in the state. He said Modi was a nonissue in Punjab and the people were fully resolved to take a revenge against the current rulers who had been treating them with scorn.
He said it was the Parkash Singh Badal government which had scuttled the projects like the railway coach factory at Kalanaur and the Beas-Qadian railway line by not allotting land. He said the central university which was to be set up in Gurdaspur district was taken by Bathinda district by Badal.
He said this was   high time for the people of Gurdaspur to avenge this vindictive attitude of the Badal government. Moreover, the people had suffered enough by way of facing false police cases as part of the politics of vendetta resorted to by the Akalis.
He called upon the people to exercise their choice judiciously and defeat the forces of regression represented by Khanna and the forces of opportunism symbolised by Chhotepur. He said it was ironic that a party like the Akali Dal which used to espouse the cause of minorities for years was now projecting a divisive leader like Modi as the next prime minister and there could be nothing more unfortunate than this.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014