Chandigarh, Apr 4 UNI | 4 months ago

The Shiromani Akali Dal today lashed out at People's Party of Punjab president Manpreet Singh Badal for filing his nomination papers on Congress ticket and said he has committed an electoral fraud.

The SAD asked Mr Badal to clarify whether he merged his party with the Congress or not ? As per the law without a proper merger of two parties how can the president of a political party get the membership of the other party which is a pre-requisite to get a symbol of a particular party.

In a statement from the party's SAD secretary and spokesman Daljit Singh Cheema said his decision to contest on the Congress ticket has not come as a surprise for the people.

It was very clear from the day one that he had hatched a conspiracy in connivance with the Congress against the SAD and he was only a 'B' team of the Congress.

It was amusing to see him committing an electoral fraud with the people of the state particularly of Bathinda by accepting the membership of the Congress without disbanding his own outfit 'PPP' of which he is president, he added.

Dr Cheema said it was first time in the history when the President of any political party is contesting election on symbol of the other political party.

Asking him to specify what the status of his party was as the law is clear that no person can get the symbol of other party unless he accepts the membership of that party and no person can become member of two political parties at one time.

(Posted on 04-04-2014)