Jalandhar: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) – Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) alliance today announced the candidature of prominent social activist, two time Banga legislator and senior SAD leader Dr Sukhwinder Singh Sukhi as its joint candidate for the Jalandhar parliamentary bypoll.
Announcing this here, SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal said the decision to field Dr Sukhwinder Sukhi from the Jalandhar seat had been taken unanimously and had the overwhelming support of the entire SAD-BSP cadre.
He said Dr Sukhi was not only known for his philanthropic works but also for his performance in the Vidhan Sabha. “He is the ideal choice to represent Jalandhar in the Lok Sabha”.
Asserting that the SAD-BSP alliance would contest the election on the plank of peace and communal harmony besides justice for farmers, Dalits, youth and government employees, Badal said “goondaism had become the order of the day during the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) regime with gangsters calling the shots to the detriment of the common man.
Communal tensions are also on the rise even as all development and infrastructure creation has been stopped”. He said it was also a matter of concern that many parties were practicing divisive politics which had vitiated the atmosphere in the State.
Asserting that chief minister Bhagwant Mann had failed on all fronts, Badal said “the law and order situation is at its lowest ebb. Extortions have forced the industry to shift out of the State. All promises made to weaker sections, women and the youth have been dishonoured”.
Speaking on the occasion, BSP State President Jasvir Singh Garhi while welcoming the candidature of Dr Sukhwinder Sukhi, said the family of Dr Sukhi was part of the BSP bhaichara and had always worked for amelioration of the weaker sections. He also listed how the AAP government was discriminating against Scheduled Castes while denying them reservation in key jobs including appointments as Law Officers.