Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Badal had announced in Chandigarh on Tuesday that he would undertake a 100-day tour of entire Punjab. He had said that through this yatra, the village and every town would be reached. On Wednesday, it has started from the Zira assembly constituency of Ferozepur.
SAD President Sukhbir Badal on Wednesday started the ‘Gal Punjab Di’ campaign by paying obeisance at Gurdwara Singh Sabha in the Zira area. Sukhbir said that as soon as Akali comes to power in Punjab, Congress MLA from Zira constituency Kulbir Singh will send him to jail. Sukhbir said that the corruption of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and his ministers would be exposed before the people by reaching every quarter of Punjab.
He said that the people of Zira are very upset with Congress MLA Kulbir, they will send him to jail as soon as his government comes. Sukhbir, instead of fielding Avtar Singh Minna, son of Akali leader Hari Singh Zira, as a candidate for the assembly elections on behalf of the Akali Dal from Jeera, Sukhbir has announced to field former Irrigation Minister Janmeja Singh Sekhon from here.
Minna will create many problems for Sekhon
Political experts say that for the last several years, Hari Singh has been contesting from the seat of the Jeera Akali Dal in the Zira constituency and has also won the elections thrice. After the death of Hari Singh, the Akali Dal has declared Janmeja Singh Sekhon as its candidate instead of fielding his son Avtar Singh Minna from Zira this time. Since then, Minna started revolting and announced to contest the elections as an independent candidate.
Experts say that how the Akali Dal has announced the candidates in the assembly circles of Ferozepur district, nothing is understood. Whereas Sekhon has contested and won elections many times from Ferozepur urban area.
Firozpur is a resident of the urban area. Had he contested from here, there would have been a tough fight with the Congress candidate. From here, Mantu Vohra, a resident of Gurharsahai, has been declared a candidate. Sekhon has been announced as a candidate in the Zira constituency. Minna will contest as an Azad candidate from here.