PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is addressing media outside PMLN Senator Rana Mahmood ul Hassan’s house in Multan on January 13, 2024. —Screengrab/@PPP_org

MULTAN: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) messed up its intra-party elections, hence, they would probably have to contest elections on another symbol, Geo News reported.

“Maybe they will have to fight the election on another symbol because of their gaffes,” PPP chief Bilawal said addressing media outside Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Rana Mahmood ul Hassan’s house in Multan. On this occasion, Rana Mahmood ul Hassan announced his decisiont o jump ship and join PPP.

Bilawal said the PTI founder wanted to get into power through rigging elections. The elections reforms would have been better, if the PTI founder had supported the PPP, he added.

Bilawal said they would fight no matter how the “pitch” was in the general elections scheduled to be held on February 8. All the political parties represented elites but his party represented poor masses, farmers, labourers and students, he said.

“Others are looking (for help) in one direction or the other, but we are looking towards the people as our ideology is different from other parties,” he said adding that one wanted to escape from prison, the other wanted to get out of it.

The PPP chief said his party would give a surprise on February 8. The candidates should begin their election campaign and nobody should remain under the illusion that polls would not be held, he said.

Bilawal reiterated to provide financial aid to labourers through "Benazir Mazdoor Card". He also said education and any other necessity of the youth would be fulfilled.

“The other parties give relief to the rich and hurt the underprivileged. While we consider the common men centre of power and we want to become their ladla (blue-eyed boy),” he said adding that they made arrangements for themselves no matter if they got level-playing field or not.

He blamed Imran Khan for succeeding in rigging general elections last time. 

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