Ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections in Punjab, Harpreet Bajwa talks to Sukhbir Singh Badal , Deputy CM and SAD president about his strategy.
On SAD-BJP combine’s election issues.
We’ll contest on the plank of development and governance, which have transformed Punjab.
Whenever there is talk of anti-incumbency, we come out tops. There is a pro-incumbency sentiment in
On main contenders: Congress or AAP?
Both do not stand a chance against the wave of development by the SAD-BJP government. The people of Punjab have seen the brutal and corrupt face of the Congress. AAP has exhibited its anti-Punjab face on crucial issues. Its MLAs are in the news for all the wrong reasons, such as domestic violence, molestation, corruption.
On countering AAP.
The people of Punjab will give a befitting reply to a rag-tag, hastily assembled bunch of good-for-nothing elements who have formed the grand AAP circus. On differences with alliance partner BJP. The alliance is rock solid.
On the drugs issue and ‘shielding’ smugglers.
We won’t allow this menace in Punjab. Our state is only the transit route of drugs from Pakistan and Afghanistan. On the accusation that Bikram Majithia is shielding the drug mafia. Falsified propaganda by AAP. I challenge them to prove that Majithia is involved in any wrong-doing.
On the Rs 20,000 crore foodgrain scam and the Rs 20,000 crore loan to cover it up.
There was no scam. It was a difference of opinion between the Centre and Punjab on the expenditure incurred in procuring foodgrain for FCI.
On Navjot Singh Sidhu and wife Navjot Kaur leaving BJP and Pargat Singh qutting SAD.
It will not make any difference as the Sidhu couple’s flip-flops exposed them before the public as power hungry individuals. Pargat Singh should have given a thought before following the couple.