Infighting,protest by SAD won’t matter much: BJP

Infighting among BJP leaders and protest by SAD groups won’t matter much in the campaign for the January 30 polls,claimed BJP candidates from Ludhiana while kicking off their campaign in the form of a a road show on Tuesday.

Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published:January 4, 2012 1:13 am

Infighting among BJP leaders and protest by SAD groups won’t matter much in the campaign for the January 30 polls,claimed BJP candidates from Ludhiana while kicking off their campaign in the form of a a road show on Tuesday.

SAD workers had been protesting the allotment of tickets to BJP from Ludhiana West and Ludhiana Central. Satpal Gosain,will contest from Ludhiana Central,said: “The protest will not matter by even 1 per cent. Even if SAD workers protest,ultimately they will have to walk with us.”

When told that that SAD workers have claimed that as Ludhiana Central and Ludhiana West were Sikh majority constituencies,the seats should have been given to SAD and Sikh candidates,Gosain said,“Hindu and Sikh voters are in the ratio of 65:35 in these constituencies. So,the data is self-explanatory. The party high command has made this decision. So,workers need to get along with us now.”

Senior Deputy Mayor in Ludhiana Municipal Corporation,Parveen Bansal — who is the party candidate from Ludhiana North — also participated in the road show. Sitting MLA Harish Bedi has been denied ticket from Ludhiana North this time. “I am getting good response and the enthusiasm among workers is great. So I don’t think there will be much difficulties,” said Bansal.

Rajinder Bhandari,who was also a part of the campaign,has been given the ticket from Ludhiana West — the most sought after constituency in Ludhiana. “BJP will not find any opposition from coalition partners or even from within the party. The campaign has started on a good note,” said Bhandari.

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