By Amrit Pal Brar
Bathinda April 26,2019 : Union Minister Biba Harsimrat Kaur Badal today filed her nomination papers as the SAD BJP candidate from Bathinda for the forthcoming parliamentary poll
She was accompanied by SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, senior Akali leaders Balwinder Singh Bhunder, Janmejs Singh Sekhon, Jeet Mohinder Singh and Jagmeet Brar as she signed her candidature in the office of the Deputy Commissioner Bathinda.
Earlier Ms Badal offered prayers and sought the blessings of The Almighty st Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib along with Sardar Sukhbir Singh Badal according to press release issued by the party.
Later, in what many observed described as the biggest procession and roadshow in Bathinda in living memory, the whole city appeared bathed in Akali colours with s sea of humanity turning out to Cheer for her and the SAD president as the two rode an open jeep at the head of a five mile long procession towards the Sacred Takhat Sri Damdama Sahib to pay obeisance at Gurdwara sahib b there. Countless Akali supporters and other locals lined the thirty kilometre road from Bathinda to Talwandi Sabo and the Ms Badal received hearty enthusiastic cheers and waving of flags accompanied by the traditional Jaikaaras.
Thousands of young Akali workers and supporters riding motorcycles and carrying Akali flags led the procession. There were touching scenes of farmers, shopkeepers, school girls and boys joining others in cheering Ms Badal throughout the journey from Bathinda to Talwandi Sabo.
Former CM Sardar Parkash Singh Badal who was scheduled to be present on the occasion could not make it as his flight from Varanasi where he had gone to be with PM Narendra Modi at the filing of latter’s nomination papers, got delayed.