Punjab Assembly Elections: Bhojpuri singer Khesari Lal Yadav campaigns for Congress in Mohali

Sends out Bhojpuri songs to appeal to voters in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh at campaign rallies in Jagatpura and Balongi villages

Addressing voters in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, actor-singer Bhojpuri Khesari Lal Yadav addressed campaign rallies in Jagatpura and Balongi villages on Thursday in support of Congress candidate Mohali Balbir Singh Sidhu .

In contact with voters in Bhojpuri, Yadav urged them to vote for Sidhu. While singing famous songs amid cheers from the crowd, he called for them to come out in droves on February 20 to ensure Sidhu’s landslide victory.

“The election is when you can show your power. You need a leader who can take care of all your problems. In Mohali, only Balbir Singh Sidhu works tirelessly for the overall betterment of society,” he said.

Vashisht urges Puri to launch more international flights

Union Minister for Aviation and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri campaigned for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Sanjeev Vashisht in Phase 9.

The campaign rally was also attended by Haryana President Gian Chand Gupta and Haryana Sports Minister Sandeep Singh, among other BJP leaders.

On occasion, Vashisht urged Puri to start international flights to Europe and North America from Chandigarh International Airport.

Promising to do the necessary, Puri said Mohali’s first international flight to Dubai was also launched at the initiative of Vashisht, who is a member of the airport’s advisory board.

Referring to the economic and political situation in Punjab, Puri said the state is going through a difficult period and its serious problems have not been resolved for a long time.

Union Minister Hardeep Puri holds campaign rally in support of BJP candidate Sanjeev Vashisht in Mohali. (Photo HT)

Fight of the AAP against unemployment, corruption: Kulwant

Continuing his door-to-door campaign in Mohali, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Kulwant Singh said the party was trying to clean up the mess and corruption spread by political parties after the independence of the country.

He said the struggle of the AAP was not against political parties but against unemployment and corruption.

“The president of Shiromani Akali Dal, Sukhbir Singh Badal, talks about giving loans to young people to send them abroad, so that there is no one to ask for a job. Even the Congress party forced young people to climb water tanks and mobile towers to raise their demands. Voters will not forget these things and give a landslide defeat to all mainstream parties by electing the AAP on February 20,” he said.

KC Singh campaigns for Ravneet Brar

Sunehra Punjab party leader KC Singh campaigned for Sanyukt Samaj Morcha (SSM) Mohali candidate Ravneet Brar in Mohali.

While addressing a campaign rally, Singh said national AAP organizer Arvind Kejriwal was untrustworthy. “He wants to rule Punjab by deceiving its people. At the same time, Congress has full patronage of the Mafia which it has supported for five years,” he added.

Brar said Mohali is among the most educated constituencies in Punjab. “Voters here are smart and well aware of the clumsy tricks of traditional parties as well as leaders who switch sides. On the other hand, the SSM contests the elections against the wealthiest candidates in Punjab at the lowest cost,” he said.

SAD-BSP providing several pension schemes: Sohana

Shiromani Akali Dal and Bahujan Samaj party candidate Parvinder Singh Sohana said people from all sections of Mohali constituency will get huge concessions and benefits once the alliance comes to power in Punjab.

Calling for votes, he said that the SAD-BSP grouping had developed several social protection schemes for government employees, contract and outsourced employees, industrialists, young people, women, traders, traders, farmers and students.

Striking against the AAP and the Congress, he said the AAP’s balloon of false promises had deflated, while people also decided to vote against Congressman Balbir Singh Sidhu.

Deepinder Dhillon campaigns in Baroli, Mubarakpur

Campaigning in Baroli and Mubarakpur, Dera Bassi Congress candidate Deepinder Singh Dhillon said on Thursday the party would win the election with an overwhelming majority.

Dhillon said Congress’s popularity is growing, as evidenced by the growing number of people joining. He called on the people to strengthen the hands of Charanjit Singh Channi by giving every vote to the Congress party.

Raghav Chadha organizes a road show for the AAP candidate

Punjab AAP co-leader Raghav Chadha held a road show in Zirakpur in support of Dera Bassi party candidate Kuljeet Randhawa.

On occasion, Chadha urged people to vote for the AAP in order to clean up the political mess in Punjab.

“The people of Punjab have two options. On one side are the sand, cable and transport mafias and on the other Bhagwant Mann and Arvind Kejriwal, two people with an image of their own,” he said, calling on people to push the button “ broom” on February 20 to elect an honest government.

CCTV cameras will be installed in all towns of Dera Bassi: Khanna

BJP’s Dera Bassi candidate Sanjeev Khanna has said the party will ensure the installation of CCTV cameras in the constituency once it forms the government in Punjab.

During her election campaign on Thursday, Khanna spoke at public meetings at numerous housing companies including Penta Homes, Mona Green, Bollywood Heights and Trishala City in Zirakpur.

He said so far, SAD MLA NK Sharma has never made any effort for the safety of the people in the constituency. “The kidnapping incidents in Dera Bassi are increasing day by day. The safety of every citizen living in Punjab is paramount to the BJP. Therefore, as soon as the BJP government is formed in Punjab, the overcrowded areas of Zirakpur, Dera Bassi and Lalru will be equipped with CCTV cameras,” he said, adding that the works will be carried out with the cooperation of RWAs and social organizations.

Tinku organizes an election rally in Kharar

The Congress candidate in Kharar, Vijay Sharma Tinku, held a campaign rally in Kharar on Thursday.

He said Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has already started several projects in the city, such as construction of a bus stand and sewage plant, in addition to beautifying the city. ‘Ajj Sarovar, adding that all these projects will be completed on time.

Attacking the AAP, he alleged: “We do not understand on what basis the AAP candidate is seeking to vote, while the party’s incumbent MP has failed to provide basic amenities and n didn’t even visit the area.”

But Congress will ensure that Kharar, which was the chief minister’s hometown, is fully developed, Tinku said.

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