KARNAL, Haryana—The battle of wooing Sikh voters among various political parties is intensifying as the date of polling is coming closer. Now, to counter the HSGMC card being played by Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda and to garner the support of Sikhs, BJP has fielded Punjab Chief Parliamentary Secretary (CPS) Navjot Kaur Sidhu as its star campaigner in Assandh assembly segment where Bakshish Singh Virk is contesting the polls as its candidate.
The INLD will ask Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Badal and his deputy Sukhbir Badal to canvas for the party’s Assandh nominee Yashvir Singh Rana. So the BJP is not leaving any stone unturned in this regard at Assandh seat.
After inaugurating the party’s election office in Jundla village, the CPS visited other villages and Assandh city, and assured people that the BJP would usher in good governance in the state after coming to power.
She sought votes in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The Prime Minister has become a global icon. People in villages are impressed with him and they are not sceptical about the government at the Centre,” she told The Tribune. “‘Make in India’ is an initiative to bring more jobs for educated youth by attracting international companies to the country.”
To a query, she said instead of big rallies, personal interaction with voters played an important role. About her husband Navjot Singh Sidhu campaigning in the state, the CPS said she would follow the party’s directions in this regard.