Stark difference between devlp of Bathinda and utter neglect of Patiala reason enough to reject Preneet – Sukhbir Badal.
Zirakpur, March 6 – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the stark difference between the development in Bathinda versus the utter neglect of chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s home constituency of Patiala was reason enough to reject the Congress party and its candidate Preneet Kaur in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
Addressing a well attended worker meeting here in the constituency of party legislator N K Sharma, the SAD president said Bathinda had seen record development in the last ten years. “Besides a complete overhaul of infrastructure, Bathinda has seen the advent of the petroleum refinery, Central University and AIIMS besides establishment of a new airport. In stark contrast no major project came into Patiala parliamentary constituency during the last tenure of Capt Amarinder and nothing has been done for the constituency in the last two years. There is no reason for people to reward incompetence”.
Mr Badal said the SAD-BJP government had focused on the Zirakpur-Dera Bassi – Mohali area and the establishment of the Mohali international airport had given a boost to economic activity in the region. He said Mohali was set to become an international IT hub with the number of flights from Mohali set to increase from the present 33 to 85 from April this year. “The SAD is committed to the development of Zirakpur and will take make it at par with Mohali when it forms a government in the State again”, he added.
The SAD president also took on the Congress party and its president Rahul Gandhi for insulting the armed forces and demoralizing them by questioning their role in the air strikes, saying this was being done for political goals only. “Rahul should understand that the country comes first”. He also questioned Rahul Gandhi for visiting Punjab on the eve of parliamentary polls. He said the Congress president was coming for electioneering tomorrow but had not found time to come and console even one of the 900 farmer families whose kin committed suicide after the Congress government reneged on its promise to waive off their loans completely.
Mr Badal also urged the people to unite under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said the country needed a strong PM at this crucial juncture when Pakistan was trying to foment trouble. He said simultaneously the people should also pass a vote of no confidence against the Congress government in the parliamentary polls for betraying each and every section of society.
- PTC NEWS