Chandigarh: Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh today ruled out the possibility of an alliance with any political party or group in the upcoming state assembly polls and claimed that the party was firmly placed for a “landslide victory” in the elections.
Singh said that he had suggested a broad based alliance of secular forces earlier, but the situation and circumstances have now changed and the party was way ahead of others.
He said while the People’s Party of Punjab and Shiromani Akali Dal-Longowal had already merged into the Congress, the BSP has decided to contest of it alone.
“The massive response the party is getting during its programmes is indicative of the times to come. You will be having a Congress government with landslide victory”, he claimed while speaking on the sidelines of his ‘Halke Vich Captain’ programme held in Ropar.
Amarinder, who is also Congress MP from Amritsar, claimed that the ruling Akali-BJP alliance was “just fighting for survival while the Aam Aadmi Party had already disintegrated.” Asked whether Delhi CM and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal’s ongoing visit to Punjab will have any impact on the state politics, he said, “of course it has already had a good impact by exposing and disintegrating the AAP further”.
Singh also said that Kejriwal should have come clean on the allegations of financial and sexual exploitation against some AAP leaders.
“However, once we will form the government we will probe and investigate everything,” he said.
Singh also claimed that if voted to power he will not waste a single minute “in putting behind bars” Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, his Deputy Chief Minister son Sukhbir Badal and Sukhbir’s brother-in-law Bikram Singh Majithia “for the way they have destroyed and devastated Punjab”.
Earlier, during an interaction with the workers of Ropar assembly segment, he promised to bring to the book the entire Badal clan for their alleged false cases against the Congress workers.
“I wonder how they can sleep in peace after doing all this to the state,” he said.
Singh said that if voted to power the Congress will give priority to the state-run power plants for power generation and in case there is a shortage only then the private sector will be involved.
He alleged that the Akalis had compromised state’s interest by signing agreements with private players. PTI
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