Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal: Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Singh’s convoy was attacked by a group of stone pelters in Jalalabad constituency, which he represents in the Assembly, to kick-start his polls campaign.
Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal left his vehicle and ran away from the place
Badal held a public meeting in several villages during his visit. Stone-pelting took place when he was leaving Kandh Wala Hazar Khan after one such meeting. Sukhbir left the vehicle which he had when the stone-pelting started, but a police vehicle was damaged.
. “As the convoy of the Deputy CM was leaving, a group of 15-20 men started pelting stones. The vehicle of an SP was damaged. Nobody was hurt. We have lodged a case,” said Fazilka SSP Ketan Baliram Patil. Patil said the stone-pelters were from a “dissident group”.
Jaswant Singh, a village’s Sarpanch alleged that the people who hurled stone at Sukhbir were AAP supporters. “Bhagwant Mann had told people not to let Akalis enter the village.” He said.
Mann Said he was attacked by “amm aadmi’ not Aam Aadmi Party
On the other hand, Mann told a daily that Sukhbir was attacked by aam aadmi not by Aam Aadmi Party. Earlier speaking at Jalalabad, Sukhbir said, “ “Jalalabad is special for me. This is the reason I am contesting from here for a third consecutive time. I have spent Rs 400 crore on upgrading sewage and water works. A normal MLA wouldn’t have been able to spend more than 4 crore.”
At the same time, targeting Mann, Sukhbir said, Targeting Mann, he said: “What can you expect from a person who remains under the influence of alcohol? What good can he do for the masses? AAP has done no good in Delhi. So, one cannot expect them to do anything in Punjab.”