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Parliamentary Elections 2009

Punjab‘s Political Heirs fight  


The two political families of Punjab where winning has become a matter of personal prestige more than a matter of  Public Service is likely to see  its toughest contest in the forthcoming Parliamentary elections of 2009 .

The rivalry between SAD President cum Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal and the Maharaja family of Capt Amarinder Singh leading the Congress’s poll campaign committee is legendry.

 It would also be a litmus test of popularity for Capt who had lost Assembly polls to his rival the Badals and family in 2007 while for (Bhartiya Janta Party/Shiromani Akali Dal)  BJP-SAD  ruling coalition,  is facing a wave of resentment from its urban voter on account of severe power shortage in the state,  denial of support to first sikh PM of India, as also the raw deal faced by farmers and industry.

For Sukhbir Badal the election would make or mar his future as the obvious heir to the ‘Badal Throne’ going by the results . although the BSP and other parties such as CPM, CPI , SAD(A) and other parties have floated their candidates some in coalition but they seem to be outmatched by the line-up of candidates declared by arch rivals Congress versus SAD-BJP

Rashmi Talwar would piece together the varied quotients in different parliamentary segments of the state out of which Patiala and Bathinda top the chart.  

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