Badal: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said reports received by him from all over the state indicated Punjabis were reposing faith in the SAD-BJP alliance on the twin issues of development as well as peace and communal harmony.
Talking to newsmen here after casting his vote along with Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the SAD president said, “People understand development is the only way the state can move forward and jobs can be created. We have a proven track record of creating jobs and have also spelled out a road map for the next five years during the course of which we want to create 20 lakh jobs.”
Stating that the people would reject AAP, Sukhbir said Kejriwal’s alignment with radical elements had already led to disturbances in the state and Pubjabis did not want the state to be pushed back to turbulent times. He said people had also understood that sacrileges started in Punjab after AAP entered the state. “This turnaround against AAP has flustered Kejriwal and he is already sounding like a loser,” he added.
Speaking about the Congress, he said even the Congress voter was confused about the party. “The party is riven by dissensions and has neither any past performance to showcase nor any future agenda to convince the voters to side with it.”
Immediately after casting his vote, the SAD president set off for his horse farm adjacent to his house. “I like it best to be with animals,” he said while asking for his colts and mares to be brought out. Among his pets include dogs, parrots, a macaw and even a recently acquired kitten.