Navjot Sidhu’s front a pack of disgruntled leaders: Badal

Chandigarh, Sep 2 (IANS) Terming former BJP parliamentarian Navjot Singh Sidhu’s new political front ‘Awaaz-e-Punjab’ as comprising of ‘disgruntled’ leaders, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday said it would hardly have any impact on the state’s politics.

Addressing public gatherings in Lambi area, he said the people have time and again reposed faith in pro-people and development-oriented policies of the ruling Akali Dal-BJP alliance.

He said the ‘Awaaz-e-Punjab’ front was a brainchild of ‘fugitive’ leaders who want to satiate their lust for power.

Badal said many more such mushrooms would crop up in the state in the coming poll season but people would extend their support only to the ruling alliance.

Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday floated the ‘Awaaz-e-Punjab’ online — putting an end to all speculation of his joining the Aam Aadmi Party.

Hockey Olympian and Punjab’s Shiromani Akali Dal legislator Pargat Singh and two Independent legislators, Balwinder Singh Bains and Simarjit Singh Bains, have also joined hands with Sidhu.

Reiterating that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was like an empty vessel which makes a loud noise, Badal dared Arvind Kejriwal and company to list even a single pro-people initiative taken by its government in Delhi.

He said it was on record that the AAP government in Delhi has not fulfilled even a single promise made to the people during polls.

Badal said the AAP was just a party of “hollow slogans” and “false promises”, adding that nothing good for the state and its people could be expected from these people.

He said while on the one hand the Delhi government headed by Arvind Kejriwal has done nothing for the weaker and underprivileged sections of society, on the other the SAD-BJP alliance government in the state has taken several pro-poor initiatives.

–IANS

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