With no formal announcement of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, the probable candidate of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), Dakha MLA Manpreet Ayali, has started to speak about the issues he plans to take up if given the Lok Sabha ticket from Ludhiana.
Ayali, who is attending several programmes in the rural as well as urban areas on a daily-basis, on Sunday said, “If given the ticket from Ludhiana, I will fight elections with corruption and drug abuse as the main issues.” He said last month he started a drive from his constituency, named as “Panjabio Jago, Nashe Tiyago” .
He also appealed to the candidates of other political parties to stick to these issues during campaigning. Ayali referred to the distribution of drugs to allure voters during campaigns and asserted that he would never use such means.
Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal, during a public function in Sangrur, had indicated that candidates already know about their candidature and the formal announcement of names will be done after the announcement of the dates of elections.
The candidate of Aam Admi Party (AAP), H S Phoolka, started his election campaign from Ludhiana through the jhadu yatra Sunday.