While rift in the BJP is wide open following the elevation of Narendra Modi as the partys poll panel chief,SAD Minister Sharanjeet Singh Dhillon on Sunday called Modi Babbar Sher,who will ensure victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
At a felicitation ceremony for newly elected zila parishad and block samiti members from Sahnewal,Dhillon said: Modi is the only deserving candidate after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Now,Congress will be wiped out not only from Punjab,but also from the Centre. SAD workers are on a high note.
Though Dhillon was all praise for Modi,he failed to sort out differences between SAD and BJP members in his own constituency of Sahnewal. During the rural polls,BJP workers,along party rural president Ishwarjot Singh Cheema,had burnt Dhillons effigy and called him biased leader,who was all set to overpower BJP leaders in Sahnewal.
BJP candidate Jarnail Singh had even defeated SADs Karnail Singh from Kanech block in the elections. Earlier,after Singh had filed nomination papers for the polls,his ration depot was raided. At that time,Singh had claimed that he was asked to withdraw his nomination against the SAD candidate in order to get the case against him cancelled.
On Monday,Dhillon reportedly did not invite Singh and Ishwarjot Singh Cheema for the function. When contacted,both claimed they had not received any invite for the felicitation ceremony.
The BJP had fielded only one candidate from three rural constituencies. Even this was not liked by the SAD minister. But our candidate won,which showed our strength. We were not even aware that the minister had organised some function,so there is no point of attending the same, Cheema said.