Not only AAP, Sangrur bypoll result a setback for Cong, SAD too

The result clearly indicates that anger of voters against traditional parties continues, say political analysts

Not only AAP, Sangrur bypoll result a setback for Cong, SAD too

SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal (left) and PPCC chief Amarinder Singh Raja Warring.

Tribune News Service

Rajmeet Singh

Chandigarh, June 26

The crucial win of SAD (Amritsar) President Simranjit Singh Mann in Sangrur parliamentary byelections is not only a setback for over three month old CM Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government, but also the traditional parties like Congress and Sukhbir Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).

In fact, Congress candidate Dalvir Goldy has come third (79,668 votes) followed by BJP's Kewal Dhillon (66,298). SAD has to be content with 44,428 votes.

This clearly indicates that anger of voters against traditional parties continues, point out political analysts who see the bypoll results as revival of traditional Akali politics minus Sukhbir Badal-led Akali Dal.

PPCC chief Amarinder Singh Raja Warring said the party humbly respect the people’s verdict. The result reflects displeasure of people with AAP for it inept governance.

Many Congress men are happy at AAP’s loss. They feel it would enable the party to revive itself with spotlight on AAP in the run up to the general elections in 2024.

Commenting on Sangrur byelection results, CLP leader Partap Singh Bajwa said, “This is a message from Punjab to Arvind Kejriwal and Raghav Chadha to stop their politics of remote controlling Punjab and treating it like their colony to serve their personal interests. This electoral defeat of the AAP government in the Sangrur by-poll within a short period of 3 months from the Assembly elections is a testament of their mis-governance and hollow promises. The emphatic setback to Bhagwant Mann and Punjab AAP from their pocket borough of Sangrur is a reminder that public relations can never be a substitute to good governance. The Sangrur parliamentary seat is the home constituency of the CM, FM and Education Minister.”

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