Congress candidate from the Ludhiana parliamentary constituency,Manish Tewari,appealed supporters of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to vote for the real Congressman.
He was addressing a public meeting at Narangwal today.
In an impassioned appeal,Tewari said: When the SAD-BJP has fielded a Congressman as if they face a dearth of leaders,why not vote for the real Congressman and not the one who changes loyalties for personal ends.
Tewari,who is also the national spokesperson of the All India Congress Committee (AICC),charged the SAD-BJP of betraying and letting down its own workers and leaders.
He added: A man should stand firm on his principles come what may. Ones principles must not be compromised for personal interests and Galib exactly did that by defecting to the Akalis and deserting his own party with which he had spent 50 years for a parliamentary nomination. And what he did in the parliament all those years he was there is for everybody to see, Tewari said,while pointing at the performance of his rival.