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SAD announces candidate for 2027 Assembly elections

SAD announces candidate for 2027 Assembly elections


Tribune News Service

GS Paul

Amritsar, February 2

In an unexpected development during the second leg of the ‘Punjab Bachao Yatra’ in Ajnala and the Majithia area led by SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, SGPC member Jodh Singh Samra from Ajnala, a close aide of Bikram Singh Majithia, was announced party candidate for the next 2027 state Assembly polls.

During the march, Majithia accompanying Badal in an open SUV, insisted the latter to publically declare Samra as the candidate for the next state polls. Badal too responded in the affirmative while praising Samra for being instrumental in garnering massive response from the Ajnala area. In 2023, the two times former MLA from Ajnala segment Amarpal Singh Bony had resigned from the primary membership of the party only when the SAD had ignored him and appointed Samra as the halqa in charge of Ajnala. Besides other reasons, Bony, who joined the BJP, had shown resentment over it in his resignation letter then. Amidst tussle with Majithia as he had filed affidavit against him in the court in a drug case, Bony had returned to the mother party (SAD) in February 2020 after quitting SAD (Taksali). He contested the 2022 Assembly elections on the SAD ticket unsuccessfully.

Nonetheless, taking halts during the march, Badal listened to grievances of the people and assured them that the SAD would ensure that they got justice.

Badal emphasised that SAD was the only party which could fulfil aspirations of the Punjabis. He said, "We have come to the people to tell them about Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Punjab which has betrayed Punjabis on all fronts. We will expose not only the misrule of the AAP government whose legislators are involved in drug smuggling and illegal sand mining operations, but also the manner in which farmers, youth, women, scheduled castes and trade and industry are being discriminated against.” Badal also talked to farmers at various places during the march. Meanwhile, SGPC member Kiranjot Kaur showed her disapproval over holding the march which, she opined was devoid of any concrete programme and vision for the revival of Punjab's prosperity and glory. On her social media page, she wrote that the wounds of Punjab could neither be healed with slogans nor by holding marches.

She said this kind of politics does not seem to be successful in present times or would have any impact on the people.

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