Moga, Apr 14 UNI | 4 months ago

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) President Partap Singh Bajwa appealed to the chief election commissioner to ensure free and fair elections in four seats, including Bathinda, Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Khadoor Sahib.

The PPCC chief apprehended that the ruling SAD-BJP alliance would try to break democratic rules to capture these constituencies.

The Congress also feared that these people would use money power to win, he said and added that if Election Commission was able to stop it the results would be surprising.

Mr Bajwa said there is no Modi wave in the state. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh badal completely failed to persuade BJP's PM Pick Narender Modi to withdraw the case from the Supreme Court on Kutch farmers.

The Congress leader was confident not only to win Amritsar seat but also other seats with comfortable majority. He denied that there was vaccum of leadership in the state after putting senior leaders to contest and said 'most of the leaders are very strong in themselves and even through we are contesting even then we are going and convassing for others'.

Moreover, he said, the central leadership would also come to campaign in the state.

Mr Bajwa said 'country can never be governed by a man Modi who does not have secular credentials'.

When asked about AAP convenor Arvind Kejrwiwal, he said, 'AAP has no impact and not going to win as people of the state are very conscious and they will not vote for party that is not going to win'.

(Posted on 14-04-2014)