Chandigarh, Apr 8 UNI | 4 months ago

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal today said Punjab Congress President Partap Singh Bajwa's past as well as his inability to fulfil promises made to the people of Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency was coming back to haunt him and that he would lose by a record margin of more than one lakh votes.

The SAD president, who is making his maiden visit to Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency on April 10, said the PCC president was set to suffer a backlash from Congressmen most of whom had united with the single purpose of handing a crushing defeat to the PCC chief.

He said Mr Bajwa was also finding excuses to be away from the people of Gurdaspur as he had failed to keeping the promises made to them. 'Bajwa announced the 38 kilometer Qadian rail link with much fan fare and claimed it was part of the railway budget more than three years back. He even invited railway officials to his house for breakfast to hood wink the people. However, till now work has not even started on one inch of the rail track,' he added.

Giving details of the other un kept promises of the PCC chief, the SAD president said the former had promised that a Rail Coach Factory would come up in Kalanaur and besides establishment of a World University in the constituency. 'However all of these have remained pipe dreams and this is why Bajwa is finding it difficult to face the people and running away from the constituency on one pretext or another'.

Punjab goes to poll on April 30.

(Posted on 08-04-2014)