Amarinder confident of winning against corrupt SAD and outsider AAP

The Chief Ministerial face of Congress in Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh came out with blazing shots to attack his political opponents-  the Shiromani...

Amarinder confident of winning against corrupt SAD and outsider AAP

The Chief Ministerial face of Congress in Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh came out with blazing shots to attack his political opponents-  the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

"Akalis are total mismanagement. There is corruption, trade loss, and farmers committing suicide. It is a total collapse," Amarinder said on Saturday. He targeted SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal for ruining the state through his complicity in corruption and the drug trade.


"Badal is too old to understand. Now, he is busy doing his sangat darshan after giving stepmother-like treatment to the state," he added.

Amarinder promised to throw behind bars Akali leaders such as Bikram Singh Majithia and Tota Singh, who are allegedly involved in food scams and believed to be facilitating the drug mafia. "I want to break the drug nexus within 4 weeks. We're all aware who's behind this, it is a question of whether the government is willing to take action against them," he said.

Amarinder claimed that the AAP, "with its outsider base", was not in a position to provide stable governance in Punjab. "There was resentment against the current government, so people thought let's join or support a new party (AAP). Kejriwal is very ambitious but that's not the ambition Punjab needs at the moment," he said.

The Congress leader cautioned the people from being taken in by Kejriwal's "false promises". "Kejriwal is a sneaky little fellow but I'm a little wary of him as we can't take him for granted, considering the 2014 polls," Amarinder said.
"I am 100 per cent confident of winning. I have vast experience after being in this game for the last 47 years. I never fight an election that I don't win," Singh declared.

Capt Amarinder will be contesting the assembly election from his constituency of Patiala as well as Parkash Singh Badal's home turf of Lambi. Punjab elections start from February 4.