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Capt. Amarinder willing to contest against CM Parkash Singh Badal

Punjab Congress President Capt. Amarinder Singh greets people at state party office in Chandigarh on January 06, 2017.   | Photo Credit: Akhilesh Kumar

Punjab Congress president Capt. Amarinder on Saturday said that he was willing to fight the upcoming assembly elections against Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal from Lambi — the constituency from where Mr. Badal is in the electoral fray.

“I want to fight the chief minister on his home turf of Lambi with an aim to defeat all the top Akali leaders who were responsible for destroying the state,” he told reporters in Amritsar as he welcomed into the Congress fold prominent former AAP leader Dr. Daljit Singh.

Capt. Amarinder said he had requested the Congress high command to allow him to fight the Assembly polls from Lambi so that he could free Punjab from the vicious and destructive rule of the “Badals.”

“I will fight both Lambi and Patiala, if permitted by the Congress high command,” he said.

Capt. Amarinder said once in power, his government would open a probe into all Akali scams and punish every person found guilty of any criminal deed, especially drug trade.

He said Congress would fulfill every single promise made to the State, including waiver of farm loans, one job in each household and mobile phones to youth to connect them with the world.

“Our government would renegotiate the interest rates on farm loans and settle them in such a way that the burdened farmers do not have to pay a single penny from their pockets,” he said.

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