Manpreet firm on launching new party
Amritsar March 10:
Expelled Shiromani Akali Dal leader Manpreet Singh Badal said he was determined to launch a new political party on March 27.
After floating the outfit, he would announce his strategy for the upcoming assembly election in Punjab, the former state Finance Minister told reporters here. His party would contest the assembly election slated for February next year and would give tickets to candidates with clean image, Manpreet said.
He himself would contest from Gidderbaha seat and his father Gurdas Badal from Lambi assembly constituency, he said. At present, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal represents the Lambi constituency in the assembly. Manpreet is slated to launch a new political party on March 27 at Khattar Kalan, the ancestral village of martyr Bhagat Singh, in Nawanshahr district.