Trying to catch up, the Akalis have already started their campaign. Party president Sukhbir Badal has covered 60 of the 117 Assembly segments and is addressing two ‘worker milni (worker meetings)’ every day.
Clashes broke out after Congress workers started sloganeering against Akali Dal for their alleged involvement in sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, to which Akali workers responded with slogans against Congress for 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
With the case now over, said party insiders, Sidhu, who led the demand within the Congress for punitive action against the Akalis for their alleged misdeeds during their 10 years in government, is likely to become more vociferous.
Jakhar claimed the decision was in line with various path-breaking initiatives taken by Amarinder during his earlier tenure as CM. Meanwhile, AAP had already announced it would not organise any rally on the occasion