CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said that former Chief Minister and Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Captain Amarinder Singh would never succeed in his nefarious designs to create a wedge between the Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP.
On the sidelines of the last leg of his three-day Sangat Darshan programme in Jandiala Guru Assembly segment in Amritsar, Badal said, “Capt Amarinder Singh knows well that as long as the SAD-BJP alliance is intact, he will not be able to realise his dream of becoming the Chief Minister (again).” Badal said Amarinder was making illogical and out-of-context statements, with not a grain of truth in them. Amarinder had earlier stated that the state was passing through a severe agrarian crisis.
On this, Badal said, “Instead of accusing us, Amarinder should introspect on what he did to improve the lives of poor farmers during his tenure as Punjab Chief Minister.”
Badal alleged that it was during Amarinder’s tenure that farmers were deprived of free power for farm sector. He said his government has been giving eight-hour uninterrupted power supply to farmers ever since it assumed office.
Badal claimed that his government got approvals for many prestigious projects such as the AIIMS, IIM, National Horticulture Institute and also heritage status for Amritsar -- all within 16 months of governance.
The CM reiterated that he would continue his Sangat Darshan programme with the same enthusiasm and dedication to resolve the issues related to the welfare and prosperity of people. He termed Amarinder’s mass contact programme across the state a ploy.