While the Shiromani Akali Dal is yet to declare its candidate from the Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat, Dakha MLA Manpreet Ayali has already started projecting himself as one and told his supporters to start working for the coming parliamentary elections.
“I have bright chances to get the ticket for the coming Lok Sabha elections from Ludhiana, though an announcement to this effect is yet to be made. I will win for sure if the party gives me a chance,” he said.
Ayali, who remained Zila Parishad chairman from 2008-2012, had won from Dakha in the 2012 Vidhan Sabha elections after defeating the Congress’s Jassi Khangura. “I remained in touch with the rural voters when I was Zila Parishad chairman and got many grants sanctioned from the Centre. So I am a known face in rural areas. And based on my works, the UPA government had adjudged the Ludhiana Zila Parishad as the number one Zila Parishad in India in 2012. So I think I am competent enough to give a tough fight to Union Minister Manish Tewari.”
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Though Amrik Singh Aliwal of the SAD is also trying hard to get a ticket as he remained MP from Ludhiana in the 90s, sources said that Ayali had told his workers to start doing the groundwork much before the formal announcement.
If he gets the ticket, it will be the first Lok Sabha outing for Ayali. “I will win for sure, if given a chance. In Dakha, Gill and Jagraon areas, it is a one-sided wave, and the wave is already anti-Congress in the whole country,” he said.