The Hush Post | 15:19 | One-minute read
Sukhpal Singh Khaira announced on Saturday that he would contest from Bathinda constituency for the 2019 General Elections. Khaira will be the joint candidate of six-party group, Punjab Democratic Alliance. Meanwhile, former speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal has been chosen the face for Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) from Jalandhar constituency.
Khaira alleged that CM Capt Amarinder Singh is blocking the Rajpura-Bathinda rail link to favour Sukhbir Badal’s transport business. He even challenged Harsimrat and Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal for an open debate.
Khaira said that in case Harsimrat Badal changed the constituency to Ferozepur, Simarjeet Bains of the Lok Insaaf Party could contest against Harsimrat from Ferozepur.
He added that the Ferozepur seat had been allocated to the CPI as alliance partner but Bains had shown interest there so they would sit together to adjust CPI elsewhere.
Khaira further appealed to SAD Taksali leader Ranjit Singh Brahampura to withdraw their candidate JJ Singh from Khadoor Sahib to support Paramjit Kaur Khalra. He added that they were ready to compensate them with another seat.