Bathinda: Following the occasion of Baisakhi, all political outfits in Malwa region are strategising on how to reach out to people ahead of the 2017’s state assembly elections. 
As the stakes are high before the last pre-poll round of major political slugfest, a tough fight is being expected between the current regime Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) at Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda. 
Earlier raked by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, issues like increasing rate of farmer’s suicide, waters problem and Satluj-Yamun Link (SYL) will set the tone of political debate between the parties.  
Security at Talwandi Sabo has been tightened keeping in view the huge gatherings especially around Takht Damdama Sahib which is one of the five temporal seats of the Sikhs. 
Meanwhile, amidst elevated political situation, Punjab cabinet minister, Sikandar Singh Maluka, said, “We will expose the anti-Punjab and anti-Sikh face of AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal. Like the Congress, Kejriwal has tried to rob Punjab of its river waters by siding with Haryana in the Supreme Court and has worked against the Sikhs by demolishing a ‘piau’ (water kiosk) outside Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib in Delhi.” 


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