For 2017, Assembly elections Captain Amarinder Singh, Senior Congress leader said that they “does not need any allies” He further added that they were already in “strong position to wrest power from the Akali-BJP alliance on its own”.
What the situation was in Bihar in Punjab the situation is entirely different. Deputy leader in Lok Sabha of the Congress in Tarn Taran of a party rally on the sidelines said that the party doesn’t require any kind of alliance.
He further added that across the state the response his rallies are getting are already ‘On the wall’ in the writing and it is already mentioned that in Punjab Congress was ‘storming to power with mandate of a landslide’.
He said that everyone has her/his own opinion, when he was told that in Punjab some senior leaders are supporting alliance which is similar.
Addressing the rally, the former Chief Minister cautioned people against the last minute “allurements by the Akalis” in order to “steal their votes with deceit”.
“The Congress is in a strong position to wrest power from the Akali-BJP alliance on its own,” he said.
Especially pointing towards Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister and on Akali-BJP government he said that to run the state he had grown ‘too old’.
Chief Minister’s single achievement was asked to be listed on repeatedly by Captain Amarinder Singh, ‘‘(Mr Badal) could claim to be of his own for Punjab and he was yet to come out with any, since he had none’’.
He further added that before to 2012 elections,’Atta-Daal‘ scheme was announced by Mr.Badal, at the time of elections it was only announced by him to make fool of people.
What they promised about the ‘ Atta-Daal’ to the poor, they forgot to fulfill the promise the moment they had won the elections. Similarly Shagun schemes, old-age and widow pensions nothing was fulfilled.
Virsa Singh Voltoha , Akali MLA same fate will be ‘subjected’ and ‘ treatment he meted out to Congress workers’. Said the former Chief Minister of Punjab.
“We will make him account for each and every false FIR he got registered against our workers. He will run for cover and nobody will protect him.” he said.
Later in Khem Karan sector at Assal Uttar homage was paid by Captain Amarinder along with the other leaders of Congress to Havildar Abdul Hamid winner of Param Vir Chakra, highest gallantry award. He was 1965 War hero.
During 1965 war, Havildar Abdul Hamid had shown extraordinary courage and for 3 days had held position .5 Pakistani tanks were damaged by him. He had set a great example of courage for others to follow by paying his life.
“It was the sacred soil where scores of his colleagues had achieved martyrdom” said by MP of Lok Sabha by recalling those days when he himself had participated in the 1965 war. He also added that common people along the borders had also shown bravery along with the solders.