Punjab: AAP fields Himmat Singh Shergill from Majithia turfhttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/punjab-aap-fields-himmat-singh-shergill-from-majithia-turf-4427569/

Punjab: AAP fields Himmat Singh Shergill from Majithia turf

Addressing Bikram Singh Majithia, Kejriwal said, “People will come to your home and hold you by the collar and drag you to jail.”

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AAP National Convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and other party leaders during a rally at Majitha on Wednesday, December 14 2016. EXPRESS PHOTO BY RANA SIMRANJIT SINGH

AAM AADMI Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal announced Himmat Singh Shergill as the candidate against Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia from Majitha constituency at a rally on Wednesday. Though it was named Majha Fateh Rally, crowd for the special announcement was mobilised from across the state.

Kejriwal said, “I want to propose the name of my younger brother Himmat Singh Shergill to contest the election from Majitha constituency. Himmat Singh is not only the candidate from Majitha but also the candidate of every common man in the state. Shergill was also our candidate from Mohali and he had been campaigning for the last four months. He is winning from Mohali. But when I proposed to him to contest from Majitha, he said, if needed, he would sacrifice his life for Punjab. We are here to save Punjabis with kafan (shroud) on the heads. Shergill’s mother also told me that she would feel fortunate if her son could do anything for Punjab. These people have been out to save Punjab. I want to ask you if Himmat Singh Shergill should contest from Punjab. I also ask the same from Shergill.”

Shergill came on the stage and said he was ready to contest. “We will take revenge on Bikram Singh Majithia. We have to get justice for those mothers whose sons were killed due to drug addiction. Bikram Singh Majithia deserves to be in jail not in Assembly.”

Addressing Bikram Singh Majithia, Kejriwal said, “People will come to your home and hold you by the collar and drag you to jail.”

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All the leaders tore into Majitha and the Badal family. Lok Insaf Party founder Simranjit Singh Bains, who was also at the rally, did not even spare Surinder Pal Kaur Badal, the deceased wife of Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal.

“Surinder Kaur Badal was corrupt but she was not that bad to sell drugs. But today, SAD leaders have been selling drugs,” said Bains.

State AAP convener Gurpreet Singh Ghugi, in his speech, claimed that the party candidate’s victory margin from Majitha would be the biggest in the state.