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Punjab CM's nephew Manpreet Badal joins Congress

The fight for 117 Assembly seats is going to get tougher than expected. With the election scheduled for 2017, People's Party of India had merged with Congress and said contest polls in consultation with the senior leaders of party. PPP chief Manpreet Singh on Friday morning went to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's residence to discuss on the coalition.

The mega power show between the giants of the Punjab politics — Captain Amarinder Singh from Congress and Parkash Singh Badal from Shiromani Akali Dal have already said that they are not going to leave any stone behind to get the majority in the Punjab Assembly. Both have organised rallies in Punjab on Thursday at different places and have charged each other with not fulfilling peoples' promise.

On the other hand, the latest entrant in the Punjab politics, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has challenged the Badal government that people will throw him out of power if elections takes place within a week. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, while addressing a rally at a 40-acre ground in Muktsar on Thursday, said, “Even Punjab faces the same problem. The regime and administration here is corrupt to the core. Once elected to power, we would clean Punjab in the manner we have began cracking down on corruption in Delhi.

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