Taking jibe at Punjab Democratic Alliance and calling it ‘Personal Democratic Alliance’, Aam Aadmi party lawmaker from Sangrur Lok Sabha Seat Bhagwant Mann on Monday claimed that his party will do better in Punjab in the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls 2019.
Punjab Democratic Alliance who comprises of Sukhpal Singh Khaira‘s Punjabi Ekta Party (PEP), Mayawati Led Bahujan Samaj Party, Lok Insaaf Party (LIP), BSP and CPI has candidates on nine out of 13 Lok Sabha seat in Punjab.
Former AAP Leader and MP Dharamveer Gandhi’s new political outfit Nava Punjab Party is also a party of Punjab Democratic Alliance.
Bhagwant Mann, the AAP Chief in Punjab claimed that his party will do much better in 2019. Further commenting about political situations in the state, Mann said Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is facing public anger in the state which will be evident in the outcome of the polls. He added the Congress in the state failed to fulfill its promises made to the people of the state.
All this will push AAP as people’s first choice in the state in the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls 2019, Mann claimed.
In 2014 General Elections, BJP-SAD combine won 6 Lok Sabha Seats with BJP emerged victorious on 2 seats while SAD on 4. Congress who suffered major setback across the nation managed to win 3 Lok Sabha Seats in Punjab while debutant Aam Aadmi Party bagged 4 Lok Sabha Seats.
Aam Aadmi Party had in 2014 General Elections won the Lok Sabha Seats of Sangrur, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, and Patiala.
A lawmaker from Sangrur Seat, Mann further said that ‘We had in 2014 National Elections, we just entered the politics and without any full fledge Organizational Structure we bagged 4 seats, and now with a full organizational structure we are looking bag big in the state’
However, Mann refused to comment on the number of seats.
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Aam Aadmi Party in 2014 polls managed to bag only 4 seats that too all from Punjab.
Further intensifying attacks on the Opposition, Mann dupped PDA Allies as One man parties. Taking a Jibe, Mann said, Sukhpal Khaira is the only leader in his own political party, same as with Dharamvira Gandhi. He is also a lone leader in his party Navan Punjab Party).
He claimed that PDA (Punjab Democratic Alliance) is nothing but ‘personal democratic alliance’.
Amidst ongoing backchannel talks with Congress, AAP State leader Harpal Singh Cheema said his party will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls 2019 in the state on its own.
Earlier, talks for the alliance had taken place among the AAP and SAD (Taksali) faction but it remained inconclusive.
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has already announced its poll alliance with Bhartiya Janta Party, with BJP will contest on 3 Lok Sabha Seats while Shiromani Akali Dal will field its candidates on remaining 10 Lok Sabha Seats. Punjab has a total of 13 Lok Sabha Seats.
General Elections are slated to begin from April 11 and would spread on Seven Phases starting from April 11 to May 19. Counting of Votes and Results for the mega Battle of ballots will be announced on May 23 four days after the 7th phase of voting.
Punjab for its 13 Parliamentary seats will poll in a single phase on May 19 four days ahead of counting.
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