SAD pits Majithia against Manpreet
Chandigarh December 8:
In order to check former Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal's spreading political tentacles among youth, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has decided to bring in Bikramjit Singh Majithia, who would campaign across the State to galvanise youth towards the SAD. Majithia is the brother-in-law of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Majithia, who was earlier a Minister of State for Information and Public Relations in the Council of Ministers of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, on Tuesday declared a war against Manpreet and others, saying that he would mobilise the youth against them as they were inimical to the interests of Punajb. Majithia said: "Chief Minister Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal have given him the opportunity to visit several constituencies and convince the youth of Punjab that only the SAD-BJP Government could address their woes and meet their aspirations."
Many feel that Majithia has been asked to take a plunge to counter the much-hyped 'Jago Punjab Yatra' of Manpreet Singh Badal, which is getting overwhelming response across the State. Manpreet has spoken against rampant nepotism in the ruling SAD regime. Majithia, who addressed the SAD leaders from across the State at the party's local office here, said they were going to launch a website very soon where anyone could send the video of the major problems prevailing in Punjab. This site would also help to find out how the SAD leaders are working at the grassroots level.
He further stated: "In 1982 when Youth Alkali was formed, we had only 11 members. It is difficult to count their numbers. A large number of youth want to join us. The Akalis have always fought for the dignity and pride for Punjab's youth." "Our meetings will be held in Bhatinda, Mansa, Ropar, Sangrur, Tarn Taran, Muktsar, Faridkot areas. We would assign jobs to the workers at the grassroots level. They would be the fulcrum between the Government and the party," added Majithia.