Punjab & Region

Sangrur Bypoll: Congress using Sidhu Moosewala to seek sympathy votes, says AAP candidate Gurmail Singh

The Fact News Service
Sangrur, June 14

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Gurmail Singh on Tuesday lashed out at the opposition and said that Akali Dal and Congress were in alliance and looted Punjab for decades.

Addressing ‘nukad meetings’ and door-to-door meetings in over 20 villages and towns in the constituency today, Gurmail said that the opposition does not have any issue to target the immaculate image of the AAP party and they are trying to mislead the people of Punjab with their dubious claims.

Reprimanding Congress state chief Amrinder Raja Warring for the politicising unfortunate death of popular Punjabi singer Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, better known as Sidhu Moose Wala, Gurmail singh said that Congress is misusing the name of Sidhu Moosewala in each event during the campaigning in Sangrur bypoll.

“Disregarding the appeal of grieving parents of Sidhu Moosewala over using his name, Raja Warring in a public meeting on Tuesday again attempted to get sympathy votes on his death. It is very disheartening and condemnable,” Gurmail Singh vehemently asked Congress to stop playing dirty politics over the slain singer’s death.

The family members of Moosewala reacted after Congress used Moosewala’s photos in the party’s election song released in favour of the party candidate Dalvir Singh Goldy for Sangrur bypolls.

Attacking Akali Dal for using the “Panthic Card” in the bypoll, he questioned SAD chief Sukhbir Badal that why Akali Dal had not raised issue of Sikh prisoners when they had been running the government in Punjab as an alliance with the BJP during 2007-2017 besides being part of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre from 2014 to 2021.

Gurmail Singh said that Akali Dal is so frightened this time that they have not even featured their photographs including party patron Parkash Singh Badal, president Sukhbir Singh Badal, former union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and senior leader Bikram Singh Majithia in the election campaign materials in Sangrur.

He further said that even after 1966, the Congress party ruled for 25 years in Punjab and Akali Dal for 20 years. During their tenure, they looted the state and these nefarious politicians have a hunger for money and politics.

“The AAP government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, has changed the political scenario in the state within just three months by combating corruption, drugs and the mining mafia being controlled by these leaders. Due to this, opposition leaders are now perturbed and joined together to run fake propaganda against the AAP government,” said Gurmail Singh.

He stated that he is contesting elections in the name of the development works and pro-people initiatives taken by the CM Mann-led government for almost three months.

He said that after winning the seat, he would carry forward the good work of CM Mann and will bring crucial projects to the constituency.

Meanwhile, seven ministers and several AAP MLAs have been canvassing in favour of its candidate from the constituency, which is a bastion of AAP since 2014.