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Akalis converting politics into commercial venture: Sidhu

PTI 17 Nov 2014, 10:30:31 AM IST

Ludhiana: Senior BJP leader and former Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu yesterday accused the Akali regime in Punjab of converting politics into a commercial venture.

In an apparent swipe at SAD's slogan of 'Raj Nahi, Sewa (service, not rule)', Sidhu said, "For them (Akalis) it is only 10 per cent sewa (service) and 90 per cent mewa (commercial gain)."

The cricketer-turned-politician said this while addressing the inaugural function of Jagnath Rath Yatra here this evening.

Without naming any party or leader, the three-time MP said that the time has come to root out corrupt leaders. "This could be possible only if the people of the state stand united against corruption," he said.

He called upon the people to fight for truth and stand against corruption and injustice.

Sidhu had also attacked the Akalis, who are an ally of the BJP in Punjab, while campaigning for BJP candidates in Haryana during recent assembly polls.