Why is under confident Jaitley importing workers from Delhi, asks Amarinder Singh
Former Punjab chief minister and Congress Party candidate from Amritsar Captain Amarinder Singh has accused rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Arun Jaitley of importing party workers from Delhi to help him during his campaign, as he was not confident about the abilities of local BJP workers and supporters in Amritsar.
Addressing a public meeting at Sultanwind in Amritsar South, which was organised by Harjinder Singh Thekedar last evening, Singh claimed Jaitley himself had admitted to the fact that a number of RSS and BJP workers, besides some film stars, had already come to Amritsar to campaign for him.
"Either he has lost his confidence or, he has no faith in local workers of his own party", the Congress leader remarked, while adding, "otherwise there is no reason or logic for bringing workers from outside".
He added: "Elections are not won by glamour but by grassroots appeal", he said, while remarking, "but I can understand, since Jaitley does not know, as he happens to be new to electoral politics".
Captain Amarinder Singh asked Jaitley to list one single contribution that he had made to Gujarat during his 14 years as a Rajya Sabha member from there.
"If he could not do anything for the people of Gujarat, who sent him to parliament through the backdoor, what can he do for you?" he asked the crowd.
"Even here, he is not trusting his own party workers, so, how will he trust you?" he asked.
Singh described Jaitely as a migratory bird who had flown to this part of the country and would soon fly back once the elections are over.
Bir Devinder Singh, Harjinder Singh Thekedar, Gurjeet Aujla, Rajeev Bhagat, Ashwani Pappu and others were among those present on the occasion.
(Posted on 18-04-2014)