My good health is bad news for Congress, says Badal

Wooing voters for his party candidate in the Moga byelection, SAD patron and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday regaled the crowds with his wit and sarcasm mainly directed at his political opponents.

"Every election is a health tonic for me and my good health is bad for Congress' health," he told an election meeting here.

Referring to repeated comments on his health by state Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh during campaigning for the bypoll, Badal said, "sorry Captain Sahib, I am too hale and hearty for your good. I am not only healthy but keep getting healthier and healthier and younger and younger," he said.

"The Congress and its leaders are still to regain full consciousness after the sunstroke they suffered in the state assembly poll and the party needs immediate and major surgical intervention to save it from sinking even deeper into coma," he said.

Captivating the people with his inimitable style, Badal, turning to his personal physician, said "if possible, spare some time to look after Captain Sahib's health also. He needs you more than I do."

"After the Moga result, Captain Sahib and his Congress party are going to need a lot of anti-depressants. Keep the pills ready and please deliver them to Captain sahib personally at his residence, lest he tries to drown his blues by taking some other liquid forms of medicine," the Chief Minister said.

"I am a people's man and I am most comfortable only with them. I am not a palace pet," he said in a veiled dig at Amarinder.

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