Patiala: Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) chief Capt Amarinder Singh said the Congress had made a big mistake by announcing a chief minister’s face as “a chief minister should be decided on grounds of capability and not on the metric of caste, be it a Scheduled Caste, Jat or Hindu, which they had done.”
Pointing out that Punjab was never before divided on caste or religious lines, Capt Amarinder said “Charanjit Channi does not have the caliber of a chief minister,” and his tall claims cannot fool the people of the state.
“Channi claims he has done everything in 111 days, he’s fooling the people. Every project has a gestation period and takes months to start,” he noted, warning the people against getting carried away by such brazen lies since all the projects that Channi talks of were initiated by his government.
Interacting with the media after a public meeting in support of the Patiala Rural PLC candidate, Sanjeev Kumar Bittu, the former chief minister warned of an explosion soon from Navjot Singh Sidhu, who had been discarded by his own party for chief ministerial candidature in favor of Channi, saying the PPCC president was too ambitious to stay quiet for long.
Pointing out that leaders like Channi and Sukhjinder Randhawa had backstabbed him and misled the Congress high command after he had supported them in their political careers, the PLC chief said these men could not be trusted.
Modi to address election rallies in Punjab on Feb 14, 16, 17
Chandigarh: To give a further boost to the National Democratic Alliance campaign in Punjab, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address three public rallies in Punjab the state on February 14, 16, and 17 covering all the three regions of Malwa, Doaba, and Majha.
Canceling the virtual rally to be held on February 9 for 27 Assembly seats of Jalandhar, Kapurthala, and Bathinda, the BJP said PM Modi will hold an election rally in Jalandhar on February 14.
Modi had started a series of virtual rallies on February 8. He had held the rally for the constituencies of Ludhiana and Ferozepur. Arrangements had been made for the next virtual rallies, it was announced that he would visit here for a physical rally, which would most likely be held at the PAP grounds.
State BJP general secretary Subash Sharma said PM Modi will address the second rally in Pathankot on February 16 and the third one in Abohar on February 17.