Seeking votes for Harsimrat by invoking her famous dialogue at Maur Mandi and Mansa, Hema said: “Chal dhano basanti ki izzat ka swaal hai... takdi (SAD symbol) pe mohar lagaani hai.” After a rally at Maur Mandi, a roadshow was taken to Mansa, where Hema called Harsimrat her younger sister.
It all began with Harsimrat attacking Amarinder for skipping an event orgainised by Centre to mark 100 years of the massacre. “You @capt_amarinder proved your care for martyrs by boycotting national function headed by the Vice President at Jallianwala Bagh yesterday," she tweeted.
Congress has called its screening committee meeting on Thursday to be attended by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, state party chief Sunil Kumar Jakhar and general secretary in-charge Asha Kumari. Both Congress and SAD have adopted wait-and-watch-policy before making formal announcements.
Though the party has not formally announced Harsimrat Kaur Badal's name from Bathinda seat for the May 19 Lok Sabha polls, sources in the SAD said that it was a foregone conclusion that party will retain her from the constituency.