Bains bros likely to join SAD-BJP, residents hopeful of development
Says Bains brothers joining the ruling party will give them an opportunity to be a ‘part of development’
As the news of Bains brothers joining the Akali Dal started doing the rounds city residents are hopeful that their joining the party in power will give residents an opportunity to be a ‘part of development’.
Independent MLAS Simarjit Singh Bains and Balwinder Singh Bains are likely to join the Akali Dal, the same party from which both were expelled in December last year.
A month ago, they had claimed that they would field their independent candidates from all 75 wards in the upcoming Municipal Corporation elec-
tions, which had created ripples in the Akali camp.
However, residents believe that their joining the party would ensure the victory of BJPAkali alliance in the upcoming polls scheduled for June 10.
Jasdeep Singh, a city resident said that fielding independent candidates on all 75 wards would not have benefited anybody alone. Neither Bains brothers nor the Akali- BJP alliance would have gained anything had they fielded their candidates alone.
“However, if they join the Akalis, they will ensure victory of some of their candidates as well as most of the candidates of Akalis in the elec- tions,” Singh said.
Manisha Bansal, a school teacher, said that most of the residents vote for party already in power in state during the MC polls.
“No one will prefer a party that is not in power in state, as that will stop the development of the area concerned. From the past experience, it has been seen that most people vote for the councillor who belongs to the ruling party in state,” she said.
Senior Akali leaders were apprehensive that Bains brothers fielding their candidates in all 75 wards would dent the party in Ludhiana.
However, the recent development came after series of meetings between Bains brothers and deputy chief minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal.
According to a close associate of Sukhbir Badal who does not wish to be identified said, “Bains brothers have agreed to support the Akali Dal during the upcoming MC elections. An announcement will be made within a week, after which further course of action will be decided for MC polls,” he said.