Watch: The Amritsar paradox

PUBLISHED ON: April 18, 2014 | Duration: 49 min, 22 sec

   
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Tonight on The Buck Stops Here:

The Amritsar paradox

In a fierce battle for control over Amritsar, our ground report brings out the paradox of the election. The BJP is banking on the anti-incumbency of the Congress across the nation and the Congress on the anger against the Akali Dal-BJP government in state.

Can Captain Amarinder play a winning game?

Amritsar is unfolding as one of the most keenly-watched and tightly-contested battles of 2014. BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is expected to campaign here next week, but his party has had to shift strategy because of a strong sentiment of anger in the area against its ally the Akali Dal. Hoping to tap into this discontent is Congress' Captain Amarinder Singh. Speaking to NDTV at the city's historic Naushera House, he launched a frontal attack on BJP leader Arun Jaitley, who is contesting his first parliamentary election from Amritsar, and called him "glib" and "arrogant". He also vowed to "send him packing to Delhi."

Battle for Amritsar: local vs national

From Amritsar's famous Katra Ahluwalia bazaar, Chai Stop on what matters more to people - local or national issues.
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