It’s a cocktail of explosive issues on which Malwa goes to polls next Sunday — from drugs to sacrilege, lack of development, war shadow, and Mazhabi Sikhs versus Ramdasias, among others.
He also articulated his concerns about personal attacks against leaders and the quality of leaders in the ongoing Lok Sabha election, now in its last lap.
They are the wives of the most high-profile political leaders of Punjab and are well-known faces in their own right, but face tough poll battles this time.
The Union Minister of Food Processing's election speeches in villages across the dusty tracts of her family borough Lambi bordering Haryana and Rajasthan are marked by "gali, naali and dharamshala".
Both the parties said that it exposes the Congress' anti-Sikh mentality and demanded that Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi should apologise for the statement.
Referring to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, SAD spokesperson Manjinder Sirsa said that the former PM is the only Prime Minister in the world who organised mob lynching against a particular community.
A bitter critic of Badals, Brar had often blamed SAD patron and five-time former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal for the death of his father Gurmeet Singh Brar in 1977.
Faridkot assumes significance as three villages (Bargari, Behbal Kalan and Jawaharsinghwala) where the sacrilege incident of 2015 took place fall under this constituency.
It’s being said SAD’s graph is at an all-time low due to the anger against the party for its handling of the sacrilege incidents, subsequent police firing and the apology to Ram Rahim.
The two sides, which have been in touch with each other for two months, are in a stalemate over the Anandpur Sahib seat.
Akali leaders led by Majithia burned the photographs of Sidhu including those in which he is seen hugging the Pakistan Army chief, outside the House.
Also, the two alliance partners are will not swap the two parliamentary seats Amritsar with Ludhiana and Hoshiarpur with Jalandhar.
He joined the Taksali brigade in presence of SAD (Taksali) president Ranjit Singh Brahmpura and senior vice-president Rattan Singh Ajnala.
Functionaries who were privy to discussions said the both leaders managed to hammer out a truce after the two-hour meeting.
Speaking to ANI, Swamy said, “There was a time when Shiv Sena was angry with us but now all is well. Akalis are our oldest allies; if an extra step is needed to keep Akalis then we must take that step