Chandigarh: Hours after Amarinder’s younger brother Malwinder Singh quit the Congress and joined SAD, Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal said that Malwinder’s induction in SAD will prove big jolt for the Congress in the face of upcoming assembly election.

“His induction will help SAD in Patiala and also in adjacent regions including Fatehgarh Sahib, Sangrur and Mansa district,” Sukhbir Singh Badal said.

 “The scenario of 2012 assembly election in the state has changed. Malwinder was leading the Congress in Patiala region and he was the only person behind the Congress’s success in Patiala,” he added.

Speaking to media first time after leaving the Congress, Malwinder said, "I will not speak against my brother and also would not pass any comment on my family members.”

Meanwhile, when asked about the ongoing conflict within the party, the Deputy Chief Minister said, “Yes, there are some differences and we are working hard to iron out the wrinkles. Ludhiana’s Bains brothers have been expelled from the party. We have done the same in Fatehgarh Sahib.”

 “There is internal feud in the Congress over 38 seats that could cross 50 soon. Its (Congress) senior leaders, incumbent MLAs, former MLAs are devoid of ticket. The Congress allocates tickets in exchange of large sum of money. People have lost their faith in the Congress,” he added.

“Our poll manifesto is ready and we will release it soon. BJP-SAD alliance will return to power once again. Several leaders of political outfits including Congress are willing to join SAD,” Sukhbir said.

(JPN/Bureau)