AAP’s Jarnail Singh pitted against Prakash Badal for Punjab assembly polls

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced that Delhi AAP legislator Jarnail Singh would contest in the Punjab assembly elections against Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal Kejriwal, also the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national
File photo of AAP’s Jarnail Singh - India TV
India TV Politics Desk New Delhi December 28, 2016 18:53 IST

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced that Delhi AAP legislator Jarnail Singh would contest in the Punjab assembly elections against Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal.

Kejriwal, also the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor, was addressing a public rally in Badal's constituency Lambi.

"We have to defeat the Badals. That's why I propose the name of our lion, Jarnail Singh, to fight against Prakash Singh Badal," Kejriwal said to loud applause by the public.

Jarnail Singh currently represents Delhi's Rajouri Garden constituency. 

Reacting to Jarnail's nomination, Punjab Congress Chief Captain Amrinder Singh said in a tweet that the move reeked of an "underhand deal" with AAP colluding with Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) to ensure Badal's victory.

 

Kejriwal responded by asking the Congress leader if he will fight against the Badals, Bikram Singh Majithia or from a "safe seat".

 

(With IANS inputs)

 
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