Assembly election Punjab 2017: The upcoming assembly election in Punjab is a serious challenge for the ruling party Shiromani Akali Dal’s supremo Parkash Singh Badal and family. It even also Crucial for the Congress’ chief captain Amarinder Singh as Aam Aadmi Party has spiced up the whole scenario of polls after plunging into the poll battle-field. The race of winning Punjab has turned into a three-horse race for the first time.
AAP has spiced up the scene of polls in Punjab
Talking about SAD Chief, he is quite favourite of people from his pocket borough “Lambi” but the party representatives of the area have shattered the party image as saying several reports and if Badal loses Lambi, the reason of his defeat would only be the party members’ overlooked. The election will not be an easy task for both Congress and SAD as AAP has fielded strong candidates against them on most seats in the state.
Cong-AAP-SAD- the three-horse race for Lambi
February 4 will be the biggest day in the political history of Punjab for the first time as it will witness the biggest political fight for the Lambi assembly seat between elder Badal, Captain Amarinder Singh and AAP’s leader and Delhi lawmaker Jarnail Singh who came into the limelight for throwing a shoe at the Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram in Delhi in 2009. Badal has been contesting election from Lambi since 1997.
“I am contesting from Lambi as I want to teach a lesson to those who have looted and ruined Punjab. I will make a man out of him (Badal),” said Amarinder Singh, who turns 75 in March and has announced that this is the last election of his political life.
Assembly election Punjab 2017: Cong-AAP objective is to sideline both leaders from his home turf
However, playing it safe, Amarinder Singh is also contesting his home seat of Patiala-Urban. On the other hand, Akal Dal has fielded Gen JJ Singh, the first Sikh chief of the Indian Army and former Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
AAP has put Bhagwant Mann on special fielding for covering Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal contesting poll from Jalalabad Assembly seat. Comedian-turned-politician Mann is currently sitting Lok Sabha MP from Sangrur. Both Congress and AAP objectives are to kick-out Badals from their home turf.