Ghubaya assures Sukhbir of certain victory by over lakh votes

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal (PTI) Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal (PTI)

A day after polling, SAD candidate at Ferozepur Sher Singh Ghubaya Thursday assured his party president Sukhbir Badal that will defeat his main rival, Congress’ Sunil Jakhar, by over a lakh votes.

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal chaired a meeting at Badal village in Mukstar to take stock of the party’s performance. “The meeting was held to discuss voting trends and the SAD-BJP’s position in Ferozepur.

I told our party president very confidently that victory will be ours and that I will defeat Jakhar by more than 1 lakh votes,”  Ghubaya told The Indian Express.

On anti-incumbency against the SAD-BJP alliance and the problem of floods in border villages which have not been solved even after 16 years of Akali rule in Ferozepur, he said: “I know there is a drinking water problem in Ferozepur but 80 per cent villages have RO systems and the remaining 20 per cent will also get them soon”.

He added that AAP candidate Kamboj will manage not more than 10,000 votes.

Meanwhile, voter turnout in Ferozepur increased by 1.35 per cent compared to 2009 Lok Sabha polls. While 71.4 per cent voted in 2009, it increased to 72.75 per cent during polling on Wednesday.