Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal said the victory of the SAD in the Khadoor Sahib by poll would be a victory for development and would lay the foundation for an SAD-BJP win in the 2017 assembly elections.
Addressing gatherings at village Deenewal, Pakhoke, Bagrian, Pandori Golla, Sanghe, Naurangabad,Vein Puri, Tur and Pheloke, the SAD president urged the people to vote in party candidate Ravinder Singh Brahmpura with a record margin of one lakh votes to give a befitting answer to opposition parties who had chosen to run away from the fray. “The huge victory margin besides being a referendum on the policies and working of the SAD- BJP government, will also teach a lesson to both the Congress and AAP which has disrespected the electorate by boycotting the by poll”, he added.
He said soon there would be a further influx of funds in the rural areas with Rs 4,000 crore being earmarked for upgrading streets and drains in the State.
Mr Badal said similarly the maximum recruitment in government jobs had occurred during SAD- BJP rule. He announced that once voted back to power the SAD- BJP government would build concrete streets and drains in all 12,000 villages in the State. Others present at different public meetings included MP Mr Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, Cabinet ministers Mr Bikram Singh Majithia, Jathedar Tota Singh and Mr Janmeja Singh Sekhon.