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Old 20-Apr-2008
Post Snap Ties With Badal First, Capt To Bhattal


Amritsar April 20:
Huge support of Congress supporters in the heartland of Majha region today emboldened former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh who pledged to continue his fight against political vendetta unleashed on party workers.
After meeting the victims of political vendetta in the border belt, the former Chief Minister held a press conference here. He asked PPCC chief Rajinder Kaur Bhattal why she had not taken up vendetta cases against Congress workers with Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal? He, however, hastened to add that he and Bhattal would jointly fight against the ruling alliance in the coming Lok Sabha elections because such a gesture would strengthen the hands of president of All-India Congress Committee Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
“I have nothing against Bhattal and would like to work with her provided she snaps friendly ties with Badal,” he said. Meanwhile, when contacted, Congress’ chief spokesman Bir Devinder Singh asked why Capt Amarinder Singh kept silent for one year if Congress workers were being harassed or victimised? He should have confronted Badal from the day one but he preferred to stay away from the Vidhan Sabha, he alleged.
Meanwhile, the city witnessed a flurry of political activities in view of the coming Amritsar (South) byelection, which are slated for May 22. Both Parkash Singh Badal and Capt Amarinder Singh will stay here for night to hold emergency meetings with their supporters.

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