Shahkot – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday conducted a massive road show to express solidarity with the people of Punjab who have allegedly been cheated by the Congress government and appealed to them to teach a lesson to the Congress party in the bye-poll on May 28 for betraying each and every section of the society.The SAD roadshow in support of its candidate Naib Singh Kohar was led by its president Sukhbir Singh Badal who travelled in an open canter and jeep and braved the heat and dust with the common man including farmers, Dalits and youth. Sukhbir, who was accompanied by Balwinder Singh Bhundur, Gulzar Singh Ranike, Bikram Majithia, Col CD Singh Kamboj, Amarjit Thind and Brij Bhupinder Lalli, got a rousing welcome across 50-km long route starting from Malsian and crossing Lohian, Shahkot and Mehatpur besides numerous villages.The road show witnessed immense enthusiasm amongst the youth with Sukhbir Badal being welcomed with showers of rose petals at all the villages along the route. The SAD president partook sweet water at Chhabeels’ prepared by villagers. He also took ‘langar on the way. Villagers as well as townsmen organised spontaneous ‘chhabeels and ‘langar’ along the route to serve thousands of SAD workers as well as ordinary persons from all walks of life who participated in the road show.The SAD president also made a humble appeal to the electorate of Shahkot to take revenge against the Congress for reneging on all promises made to farmers, Dalits, youth as well as trade and industry on May 29. He also thanked the people for creating a tidal wave in support of the candidature of Naib Singh Kohar and reposing faith in the SAD thanks to the record development undertaken during the ten-year long SAD- BJP tenure.
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