Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here on Sunday urged Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to play a bigger role and assured him that the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP combine would win all the 13 seats in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.
He also called upon the people to launch the second freedom struggle under Modi to free India from the corrupt, mismanaged and misgoverned Congress-led UPA Government.
Badal said the Punjabis made some unprecedented contribution during the freedom struggle, but the dreams of the martyrs were yet get fulfilled.
Poverty, unemployment and illiteracy were still prevailing in the country, he said.
He said Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee’s dream would be fulfilled only when the Congress is completely wiped out from the political canvas of the country.
With Modi’s elevation as chairman of the BJP Election Campaign Committee, there is a new hope for a modern and developed India once again.
The Punjab Chief Minister said the external as well as internal security was in danger as the directionless policy and programmes of UPA Government could not yield any result.
Badal also recalled the Emergency days when then Congress Government had completely quashed the democratic structure of the country and which had also led to the SAD’s 19-month-long massive agitation for repealing it.
In his speech, Modi said that Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee was the first martyr in free India who sacrificed his life for unity of the country.
He also said that the then Congress Government never bothered to look into the circumstances that led to Mukherjee’s death, though his mother had lodged a complaint.
“What type of democracy was that he died after 45 days in jail in Jammu and Kashmir?” the Gujarat Chief Minister said, while challenging the claims that it was a natural death.