Manpreet Singh Badal betrayed SAD: Punjab CM
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Last Updated: Friday, December 09, 2011, 20:22
Gidderbaha: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday accused former state minister and PPP chief Manpreet Singh Badal of joining Congress in a "clandestine" manner and "betraying" his parent party SAD.

At public meetings near here, Badal said his nephew has "tarnished the image of the Badal family by joining hands with Congress in a covert manner".

"Manpreet has betrayed his parent party (SAD)," he said. Badal was addressing people in villages falling under Lambi and Giddrebaha assembly segments.

Manpreet, who was ousted from SAD last year for anti-party activities after he criticised the economic policies of the ruling SAD-BJP alliance government in public, is posing a challenge to the Akalis on their home turf Malwa (western Punjab).

He had launched People's Party of Punjab. The PPP along with CPI, CPM and SAD(Longowal) has formed 'Sanjha Morcha' - a third front in the state ahead of the Assembly polls due early next year.


First Published: Friday, December 09, 2011, 20:22

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