Chandigarh, May 2 (UNI) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) said the people had reposed faith in regional parties in elections on Sundayeven as they had sent a clear message to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that they did not appreciate attempts to try to break up regional parties.
In a statement here on Sunday, former minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said it was clear from the poll results that people felt that regional parties were best able to understand regional aspirations and act upon them. “ These elections are truly a victory of regional parties. The people have also rejected politics or polarisation of the BJP and have voted for secular performance driven politics”.
Dr Daljit Cheema said the elections had also given a clear indication that the Congress party did not command the respect of the people any longer. “The Congress even tried to tie up with regional outfits to put up a challenge in the elections but the combinations were rejected outrightly because the people have lost faith in the Congress party”.
The SAD leader said the elections had also sent out clear signals to farmers as well as the Kisan Andolan. “Though the growing disenchantment with the BJP has been reflected the clear rejection of left parties in West Bengal where Kisan leaders had gone to campaign has sent a signal that farmer organisations should adopt a neutral stance. Farmers don’t want the Kisan Andolan to be identified with any party and attempts by the Left to use it for its political gains have come a cropper”. EOM
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