Arun Jaitley all set to contest his first-ever parliamentary elections from Amritsar

After three-time sitting MP of Amritsar Navjot Sidhu gave up his seat, BJP leader Arun Jaitley came in to fill in the vacant positions seat.

Amritsar | Updated: March 18, 2014 1:48 pm

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley was on Tuesday accorded a warm welcome upon reaching Amritsar, the constituency from where he will contest his first-ever parliamentary elections. The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal leadership and the local BJP leaders were present when Jaitley arrived here this afternoon.

However, three-time sitting MP from here, Navjot Singh Sidhu, gave it a miss. On Saturday, when BJP had announced Jaitley’s candidature from Amritsar, Sidhu had said that Jaitley was his “guru”. Sidhu has been vocal against the Akali leadership in the past and had even accused them of scuttling his pet projects in the constituency.

He had said on Saturday that he would accept whatever the party decided, though he had made it clear that he would not contest the election from anywhere else. Jailtey was received at Amritsar Rajasansi Airport by Punjab Cabinet Minister Bikram Majithia along with his party workers, MLAs and BJP local leadership including Punjab cabinet Minister Anil Joshi.

On the way from airport to Golden Temple, where the BJP leader was to pay obeisance, Jaitley was accorded warm welcome, as the party activists showered rose petals on his long cavalcade which was moving under the tight security. There was heavy rush of SAD and BJP workers and other supporters on the roads right from the Airport to Golden Temple.

The VVIP cavalcade included buses, cars, jeeps and numerous security vehicles of police.

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  1. H
    Mar 18, 2014 at 8:43 am
    We will appreciate if the news are given unbiased. Mr. Sidhu was dislodged forcefully to get a secure seat for Mr. Arun Jaitely. What ever BJP may say in public, but their all most all top leaders were seeking safe seat this time. They don't feel safe themselves including Modi and Rajnath Singh, the BJP President. Both faught with the existing winner to get the safe seat.According to one secret survey, BJP NDA are not going to get more than 150 seats this 2014 Loksabha election.
    1. R
      Mar 19, 2014 at 6:27 am
      People need strong leaders, who will fight the Lok sabha election with their best effort and work for the common people of the nation. But People of the nation will not accept those leader who will finding the safe seat in the coming loksabha election. I think, they are BJP leaders.
      1. S
        Mar 19, 2014 at 6:26 am
        Now this time Mr. Shidhu was dislodged forcefully to get a secure seat for the Mr. Arun Jaitley. Whatever BJP say in the public,but every one knows all the top leaders of the BJP were seeking safe seat in the loksabha election.I think, BJP party will loose the coming election.
        1. S
          Mar 19, 2014 at 6:22 am
          I think, BJP leaders should do something for the welfare of the common people of the nation. Otherwise people of the nation will not accept any leader from any where.Now this time Amritsar voters will reject the Arun Jaitley in loksabha election.
          1. U
            Mar 19, 2014 at 6:28 am
            I think, Narendra Modi and president of the BJP Rajnath singh are finding the safe seat in the coming election. That's why Mr. Sidhu was dislodged forcefully to get a secure seat for Mr. Arun Jaitley. BJP leaders want to win the loksabha election.But Amritsar voters will reject Jaitley elections with big margin.
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