Bhagwant Mann (Photo Credit: Social Media)
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab Chief Ministerial Candidate and Member of Parliament Bhagwant Mann claimed that Badal, BJP and Captain alliance government won’t be formed in Punjab, no matter how strong and old their alliance is. Mann said that SAD, BJP and Capt. Amarinder Singh once again betrayed the farmers, labourers and people of Punjab and hence the voters of Punjab had rejected these traditional parties from the very beginning. But the traditional parties in the lure of power are trying to unite and prevent the Aam Aadmi Party from forming a government.
That is why BJP leader Amit Shah and other leaders including Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia are making moves and hinting coalition to form a government in Punjab. In a statement issued from the party headquarters on Tuesday, Bhagwant Mann said that BJP national leader and Home Minister Amit Shah stated in favour of an alliance with SAD-BJP to form a government in Punjab and before him SAD leader Bikram Majithia hinted the coalition. Mann said that the claim made by these leaders proved that SAD severed ties from BJP only to get votes of farmers, labourers and common Punjabis, when the truth was that SAD and BJP were on the same page as always. He said that behind the scenes SAD alliance with BJP was still going on and they performed the drama of splitting due to pressure of farmers’ protest and to woo voters who were supporting farmers’ protest.
Bhagwant Mann said that BJP, Akali Dal Badal and Capt. Amarinder Singh had always betrayed the farmers of the country and Punjabis. Although the Akali Dal Badal, Capt. Amarinder Singh and BJP have fought elections separately for public appearances, internally the Akali Dal Badal and the BJP were together. He said that SAD had openly supported anti-farmer agricultural laws in the central government and they only back paddled from their statements when the farmers of Punjab started protest against these laws and Punjab assembly elections were around the corner. Mann said that now BJP national leader Amit Shah and Punjab candidate Fateh Jang Bajwa had also claimed to form BJP government in the state and had confirmed their alliance with SAD. He said that the results coming on March 10 would be against the expectations of those who betrayed the farmers and Punjabis as the people of Punjab had voted for change of government which sent a clear message that this time Aam Aadmi Party government will be formed in Punjab.