In Punjab, AAP No. 2, BJP not even in race, says Amarinder

| Updated: Dec 11, 2016 21:57 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 11 (ANI): Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday said Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is the only competitor to his party in the upcoming assembly elections, adding that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) do not even exist. "Our fight will remain with AAP, but AAP is losing its grounds day by day in Punjab. Our surveys in the state indicate that the Akali Dal is nowhere in the contest to make a government in Punjab again. AAP is on number two and the Congress is on top," said Amarinder, while formally inducting five AAP members into the Congress. The members who joined the Congress include Col. Lakhanpal, founder member of AAP Punjab, P.K. Sharma, secretary in charge of the AAP headquarters in Chandigarh, Col. Laliji, Col. Iqbal Pannu and Parpur Singh. While commenting on their decision to join the Congress, Col. Lakhanpal said, "When we joined AAP, it was a principle-based party. They are now accepting people from different parties even with shady background that is why we decided to join the Congress." Commenting on the presence of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Punjab, Singh said the Congress does not have competition with the BJP, adding that it would be a big deal if the saffron party manages to secure even one seat. (ANI)