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Sukhbir Badal hits out at Cong govt over 'false' promises

Press Trust of India  |  Dinanagar (Pb) 

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today lambasted the ruling in accusing it of making "false promises" during campaigns, adding that even some Akali Dal workers and leaders had fallen prey to such propaganda.

While addressing an rally at Purana Shalla village, SAD chief said, "Captain formed the in only by speaking lies and spreading false propaganda. They (Congress) misled voters with their lies to such a level that even Akali Dal workers and leaders fell prey to their lies".

"After coming to power, the stopped disbursing old age pension, Shagun scheme, Atta-Dal scheme etc," he claimed.

Sukhbir, who has been campaigning in the Gurdaspur parliamentary segment over the past few days in support of his party's ally, the BJP, also charged the state government of using official machinery to win the upcoming Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-poll.

"It is not that Captain's (Amarinder Singh) party candidate is fighting by-poll. It is being fought by police and other officers. They are threatening all village sarpanch and members with jail and vigilance probe," Sukhbir said.

The Gurdaspur by-poll was necessitated following the death of MP Vinod Khanna in April this year.

has fielded senior leader Sunil Jakhar while the has given ticket to businessman Swarn Salaria for the by-poll. The AAP has fielded retired Major General Suresh Khajuria from this seat.

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First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 22:28 IST