Punjab News SAD open to poll pact with mayawati: Punjab CM


Staff member
Muktsar July 10:

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal did not rule out a poll alliance with Mayawati’s BSP in the coming assembly elections in Punjab.

Interacting with mediapersons here, Badal said that the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has kept its options open for electoral understanding with any party to defeat the Congress. However, he clarified that the SAD had everlasting ties with the BJP which would remain intact in the future also. The Chief Minister said the People’s Party of Punjab neither had an election manifesto nor any policy. The PPP did not have any base in Punjab.

In an effort to understand the problems of the rural folk of the area, the Chief Minister during his Sangat Darshan spent the night in the Adarsh School at Kot Bhai. He listened to the Gurbani kirtan and had langar at Gurdwara Sri Guptsar in Chhateana village where Manpreet had held his first rally after breaking away from the SAD. Badal warned the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre would be responsible for any loss in Punjab due to flash floods caused by the wall being built by Haryana in the Hansi-Butana canal.

Badal said that he had already written a letter to the Prime Minister seeking his personal intervention, but no action has been initiated so far. “This is an indication of the Centre’s indifferent and anti-Punjab attitude”. The Chief Minister said that the Centre has also not responded to Punjab’s demand for sending a special central team to assess the ground situation about the construction of the “illegal and unjustified wall”.