SAD to support prime ministerial candidate proposed by BJP
Posted on: 08:09 PM IST Apr 09, 2013
Panaji: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will support the prime ministerial candidate proposed by BJP, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Tuesday. "BJP being the biggest constituent of the NDA should decide on the prime ministerial candidate. Akali Dal will accept it," the SAD president said.
Badal is in Goa along with party colleagues to participate in the 'Chintan Shivir' being held here. The party leaders visited Goa State Legislative Assembly complex and witnessed the proceedings of the House. Badal also said that the Lok Sabha elections could be held in September and the SAD is prepared for it.
"We are all ready. The party is prepared to fight the elections. It looks like the current sentiment in the country is against the Congress. We are fully geared up. We are in discussion with BJP for the coming election," he said, adding that SAD-BJP will have clean sweep in Punjab. When asked about Modi as a prime ministerial candidate, he refused to comment.