Gilani's win in Senate could spell end of PTI govt: Rana Sanaullah

Dunya News

Gilani's win in Senate could spell end of PTI govt: Rana Sanaullah

LAHORE (Dunya News) - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Rana Sanaullah has said that PTI’s assembly members have contacted PML-N and former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani for tickets. If the former PM wins a seat in the Senate, it would be difficult for the PTI government to survive.

Speaking exclusively with Dunya News program ‘Ikhtalafi Note’, the PML-N leader said that Senate election adjustment in Punjab was not the result of any negotiation or settlement, only the covering candidates withdrew their nominations.

“Unlike Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, votes have never been sold off in Punjab. No one in Punjab considered it appropriate to take a risk, otherwise, there would have been competition”, he added.

The former provincial law minister claimed that some PTI members have directly demanded a ticket in return for their vote for Yousaf Raza Gilani. They also told Gilani that if they were assured a ticket, they would be ready to discuss further.

Rana Sanaullah said that our priority should be fresh and fair midterm elections, and the new mandate should be accepted by all.

He said that the position of the opposition was clear; the government did not come into power with a legitimate mandate. In any case, elections should be transparent, he added.