statesman news service
CHANDIGARH, 16 JUNE: Even as the JD-U quit the NDA by ending alliance with the BJP in Bihar, another constituent of the alliance, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), today said “new polarisation of the political parties would take place after the results of ensuing general elections for constituting the NDA government at the Centre”.
SAD patron and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said an anti-Congress wave was prevailing across the country and the NDA was the only viable alternative before the people. When asked to comment on the ongoing rift between the JD-U and the BJP besides its implications on the prospects of the NDA, he said JD-U leader and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar was a “very wise politician” and was at liberty to express his opinion freely. Terming the recent appointment of Gujarat CM Narendra Modi as the head of the campaign committee of the BJP an “internal matter of the party”, Mr Badal said the SAD was committed to support the saffron party in every situation.
He said neither the BJP nor the SAD has ever interfered in each other&’s internal matter, which has further cemented the alliance between the both the parties. The CM said an anti-Congress wave was prevailing across the country as the people were fed from its anti-people policies. He said the Congress has made the life of every section of the society miserable by rampant corruption and exorbitant price rise.
Therefore, Mr Badal said every vote against the Congress party would pave way for the formation of the NDA government, as it was the only viable alternative before the people.