Moga: A day after Punjab Congress asked Sanjha Morcha constituent People's Party of Punjab (PPP) to withdraw its candidate for ensuing Moga by-poll, PPP President Manpreet Singh Badal on Wednesday said he has not received any such
request from Punjab Congress Chief Amarinder Singh.

"We have not received any request from Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Amarinder Singh to withdraw Sanjha Morcha candidate for Moga by-election," Manpreet, an estranged nephew of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, said in Moga on Wednesday.

Manpreet said Sanjha Morcha, which is an amalgam of PPP, CPI, CPM and SAD (Longowal), had already announced Ravinder Singh Dhaliwal as candidate to contest Moga by-poll scheduled for February 23.

Amarinder yesterday asked PPP to support it for the upcoming Moga bypoll and withdraw the Sanjha Morcha's candidate for the same. Manpreet further said that a joint election campaign would be launched from January 24 in which more than 400 activities of Sanjha Morcha's constituents would participate for Moga by-poll.

He further said that Sanjha Morcha would give tough fight to  SAD-BJP and Congress in Moga by-election. Moga constituency seat fell vacant when sitting Congress MLA Joinderpal Jain resigned from the party and joined SAD.

The former Punjab Finance Minister said that he was confident of good performance of the Morcha in next Vidhan Sabha elections, saying that both Congress and SAD-BJP had failed to provide good and corruption-free governance in Punjab.

(Agencies)

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