Amritsar South MLA Inderbir Singh Bolaria today said he had no immediate plans to quit the SAD or join any other party. He, however, said there was no question of looking back. He is believed to be in talks with the Congress and AAP.
“I don’t deny having meeting Capt Amarinder Singh or Arvind Kejriwal. I have many options, but it will take a few months to take a final call. My only consideration will be the welfare of my constituency. The shifting of the solid waste management plant will be the priority,” he said.
Once close to Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia, Bolaria was among the first batch of 19 MLAs elevated to the post of Chief Parliamentary Secretary (CPS) after the 2012 Assembly elections. He was also made Majha zone president of the Youth Akali Dal in 2013.
“I was expecting him (Sukhbir Badal) to dismiss me, but he kept an escape route open. I am well aware of the pressure tactics of Sukhbir and Majithia, but I will not let them succeed. First, they removed me from the YAD post, followed by CPS position,” he said.
Bolaria said the trouble began during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. “I had suggested the SAD-BJP top brass to tell all leaders whose names surfaced in the land, sand and drug mafia to maintain a low profile. This had not gone down well with Sukhbir and Majithia,” he said.
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