"If Akalis can cut the roots of their own Punjabi, Navjot Singh Sidhu of BJP, who is Arun Jaitely to them --a non-Sikh and not even a resident of Amritsar?" said AAP's candidate from the seat Daljit Singh during his rallies and road shows today.
"Navjot brought many innovative schemes for Amritsar, but Akalis, especially Bikramjit Singh Majithia, worked against him.
"Even in the previous Lok Sabha elections, it was only by strict orders of CM Parkash Singh Badal that Majithia was reined in and Sidhu won by a thin margin of over 6,000 votes from Amritsar constituency against sitting Congress MLA Om Parkash Soni," he claimed.
"What is in buying a house in Amritsar? Even Sidhu bought a house in Amritsar just like Jaitely. But did he stay in Amritsar? Jaitely will come to Amritsar, but only for holidays... And perchance if he tries to work for Amritsar, his wings will be clipped just as that of Sidhu," Daljit said.
"If a man as clean as Sidhu, who tried to upgrade Amritsar with the international airport, a waste management plan and other schemes, could not grow due to vested interests of Badals and their kin, how will Badals and Akalis digest Jaitely if he tries to do the same thing for Amritsar?"
"Secondly, when Akalis have vested interests in terms of Mohali versus Amritsar, why would they let Amritsar grow into an international hub in comparison to Mohali and Bathinda (from where daughter-in-law of CM Parkash Singh Badal Harsimarat Kaur is contesting)," he quipped.
"For Akalis, Amritsar is just a BJP ticket and they will always try to undercut their coalition partner for their own survival and supremacy and shall never let their coalition partner get better than them," he claimed.
"Haven't the Akalis grabbed both top positions in the state government, with the seat of CM and the deputy CM. What was given to BJP? he asked.
"AkaliBJP and Congress have morally lost their right to ask for votes. They are asking for your votes and promising to make your children and men folk drug addicts and alcoholic," he said.