Aam Aadmi Party is no threat, says Sukhbir Badal
Trying to win Punjab for a third time in a row, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal is confident that this time too the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will form the government in the state.
Speaking at the ‘Satta Milegi Dobara’ session of the Agenda Aaj Tak 2016, Badal shrugged off any threat from Aam Aadmi Party or its leader Arvind Kejriwal in the assembly elections in the state next year.
“Delhiites did not know Kejriwal beforehand, they have started knowing him. A lot of people from Punjab stay in Delhi. What Kejriwal says, he does just the opposite of it. His popularity has dipped and he is not discussed much in Punjab,” said the deputy chief minister.
On SAD government’s falling graph in the opinion polls, Badal said, “Similar things were being said last time too”. “Opinion polls are forged. The work we have done cannot be matched,” a confident Badal said.
Counting his government’s achievement, Badal said two international and five domestic airports were built during the tenure. “All government offices have gone online,” he said.
On the anti-incumbency wave in Punjab, Badal said, “Earlier, people would not judge you on performance, but now that has changed. You can take the example of Madhya Pradesh, where the BJP formed the government for the third time.”