Congress star campaigner and Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said that he would return to Bathinda on May 17 to deliver a knockout punch to the Badals. He also said that he would hold 10 rallies on May 17 if Congress candidate Amrinder Singh Raja Warring asks me to do so. Sidhu made a brief speech during Priyanka Gandhi’s rally, where he said: "I will quit politics, if I cannot uphold the honour of Guru Granth Sahib.”
He flayed the Badals for allegedly ruining Punjab's youth through terrorism, drugs and now brain drain. He said the elections were fought for next generation and not for next elections.
In his trademark style, Sidhu said, "Here comes Sidhu on May 17, bhag Badal bhag." Crowd-puller Sidhu was conspicuously absent from Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s two election rallies in Punjab.