Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday said that he will go to Lambi and fight there to win the Punjab elections which are due this year. Punjab Congress president, had on Saturday sought permission from High Command to fight the upcoming 2017 elections from Parkash Singh Badal’s constituency, Lambi. The decision was taken ensure Congress’ win over Akali Dal in Punjab. The fight will be furious and tight because some of the surveys held by various media organisation ahead of the elections have indicated that the people of Punjab still hold Badal in high regard and see him as the best chief ministerial candidate ahead of the rest.
Taking pots shots at Amrinder Singh, Badal had earlier said that he shouldn’t fight elections from Patiala if he decides to fight from Lambi. He, in his comments had also attacked Navjot Singh Sindhu. Calling Navjot Singh Sidhu’s indecisiveness over his party affiliations “drama” he had said that he should stop doing this drama and should stop backtracking.
Earlier today, Navjot Singh Sidhu who has long been associated with BJP had shook hands with Rahul Gandhi and had joined Congress. Sidhu’s wife had also said that she will campaign for her husband. The Punjab legislative assembly elections, 2017 will be held on 4th of February.
Elsewhere too, Dr. Daljit Singh an ex Aam Aadmi Leader had joined Congress. Singh had unsuccessfully fought Lok Sabha Elections in 2014 against BJP. Singh was expelled by the Aam Aadmi Party in July 2015 following his alleged involvement in ‘anti-party activities’.