CHANDIGARH: Taking a dig at Punjab Congress President and former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said the PPCC chief doesn’t know himself that whether his high command would make him the Chief Minister or not.
Addressing a massive public gathering here at ‘Shaheedi Conference’ (Jor Mela) in Fatehgarh Sahib today Sukhbir said after the fiasco of ‘Coffee with Captain’ the congress party should initiate ‘Jail with Captain’ as he has to face jail after verdict on hawala transactions. Branding Congress especially Gandhi family as anti-Punjab, he exhorted the people to root this party out of Punjab.
Castigating AAP, he said this party also deserves to be booted out of Punjab as it doesn’t cares for the religion and religious sentiments of the people. He said AAP has no love lost for Punjab and is only hankering after acquiring power for which this party would have to bite the dust during polls. He further said most of the leaders of AAP are tainted and it is totally ignorant of Sikh ethos and culture.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today asked the people of the state to be wary of the nefarious designs and false propaganda unleashed by both Congress and AAP to deceit the innocent voters by promising a moon to them just to capture power in the state by hook or crook.
Badal cautioned the people that if voted to power both the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would discontinue the several pro-people schemes and subsidies being currently given to people. Citing the examples, he said that during his stint as Chief Minister of state Capt Amarinder Singh had discontinued free power to people and welfare schemes were a distant dream during his regime. He said that the SAD-BJP alliance government has taken a number of pro-people and pro-farmer initiatives like Atta-Dal, Pension, Shagun, Mai Bhago Vidya Scheme, Bhagat Puran Singh Sehat Beema Yojna, free power in farm sector.
While addressing the gathering at the Shaheedi conference Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh vowed to put behind bars all those found guilty of religious sacrilege and other crimes against the people of Punjab, even as he made it clear that not a single subsidy would be withdrawn after his party comes to power in the state.
Citing incidents of burning and tearing of the holy texts, such as Guru Granth Sahib, the Bhagwad Geeta, Quran Sharif etc, and the sacrilege and police firing in Bargadi, Captain Amarinder said these underlined the state of lawlessness and communal polarisation into which Punjab had been plunged during the Badal regime. Accusing Majithia of selling drugs, Amrinder said he and the Badals had ruined an entire generation of youth in Punjab. The drugs problem was so widespread that in his former Lok Sabha constituency of Amritsar there were many villages without a single surviving male member as all had fallen victim to Chitta, he revealed. Deprived of employment and jobs, the youth were being pushed into drugs by the Badals and Majithia who were patronizing the state’s drugs mafia, he said.
Fatehgarh Sahib MLA Kuljit Nagra flayed the Badals for ruling Punjab like dictators, saying even women and elderly were not safe in the `zulmi raj’ of the father-son duo. Only Captain Amarinder can teach a lesson to the likes of the Badals and Majithia, who deserve nothing less than being thrown into jail, he added.