Where Tea Dearer than Pension

Published: 05th September 2015 04:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2015 04:12 AM   |  A+A-

CHANDIGARH:Coming down heavily on the Badal family, Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday said even a cup of tea at Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal’s seven-star hotels in Delhi would cost more than the monthly old-age and widow pensions of the state.

Questioning the sources of disproportionate assets and income of the Badals, Amarinder wondered how they managed to amass such a huge wealth when they had inherited just 80 acres of land and a few buffaloes.

“When farmers across the state are in distress and several of them are committing suicide, there is only one farmer, Parkash Singh Badal, who has got thousands of crores of rupees from his 80 acres of land he inherited from his father,” Amarinder said, while addressing an impressive public meeting organised at Dirba in Sangrur. He said there was total administrative collapse in Punjab with the Chief Minister busy in Sangat Darshans and his son Sukhbir going from country to country at the cost of the state exchequer.

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