Moga result will usher political change: Capt
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State Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said Moga will play a decisive role in ushering a political change in the state.
"People of Moga had got a golden chance to set the trend by defeating the Akalis in the byelection scheduled for February 23," he said while addressing a series of public meetings in different villages, including Charrike and Malian.
"Once the Akalis get defeated in Moga, it will set the trend for the decimation of the Akali Dal and the outcome will be seen in the parliamentary elections... Byelections have usually been trendsetters and I am sure Moga is going to be one such trend setter in Punjab," he said, adding that the
Congress was going to repeat the way it defeated the ruling Akalis in 1998 Adampur bypoll.
"Let the Akalis not take it for granted that they are going to be there for four years," Amarinder said while addressing a public meeting in Charrike.
Appealing to people to vote for the Congress, he told the crowd: "You must not think that by voting for
the Congress, you will not get any benefits since there was a Akali government in the state."
Meanwhile, Punjab Youth Congress President Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary flayed the SAD-BJP alliance for seeking votes on "false propaganda" of development and asked Sukhbir to publish statistics of development projects and those funded by the UPA government and undertaken by the state government.
On Monday, while campaigning door-to-door in ward number 1, Chaudhary visited some Dalit families and questioned the Punjab government's alleged inordinate delay in giving scholarships to SC/ST students for the last two sessions.
Reacting to Jagroop Takhtupura shifting to SAD, Chaudhary said: 'Joining SAD goes a long way to prove the credentials of a man who could not stay put with the party that gave him the honour of chairmanship and other high positions in party organisations. How can he prove his loyalty to Akali Dal where he is an alien?"
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