November 28, 2011 admin


Sahnewal (Ludhiana), November 28- Punjab Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal today dared the state Congress Chief and Former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to list out  one  achievement or contribution throughout his political career, aimed towards welfare of the people and development of the state.
            Talking to the media persons after laying down the foundation stone of Railway Over Bridge to be constructed on Sahnewal- Kohara Road and after inaugurating the newly built grain market here today, the Chief Minister said that in reality the entire Congress leadership have never done anything for the development of state but have rather always opposed it for their own vested interests. He said that it was very unfortunate that rather than contributing for the progress of the state the Congress leaders have always manoeuvred to vitiate the atmosphere of the state by irrelevantly meddling in the social, political, economic and even the religious affairs of Punjab. Mr Badal said that facing dearth of the issues against the SAD-BJP regime, which has ushered an era of unprecedented development in the state, Congress leaders are now endorsing the ideas of SAD-BJP government, a testimony to which was that they are even promising the continuance of Atta-Dal scheme despite of the fact that they had opposed it earlier. "Instead of spiting venom on us the Congress leaders should apprise the people about their single action which was aimed towards the welfare of state" added the Chief Minister.
Earlier addressing a mammoth gathering during the rally organised by former MP Mr Sharanjeet Singh Dhillon, Mr Badal assailed the Congress leadership for hatching conspiracies for opposing the development of the state. Lamenting the way in which the entire Congress leadership of the state dissuaded the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh from participating in the function to inaugurate the Virasat-e-Khalsa at Sri Anandpur Sahib, Mr Badal said that it was his keen desire to get this world class project dedicated to the nation by an eminent personality of Prime Minister’s stature but the Congress leaders played a spoilsport in it. However he urged the Prime Minister to rise above the political considerations and visit the Virasat-e-Khalsa heritage centre to observe how the Punjab government had taken a path breaking initiative to preserve our historical legacy.
Assailing the Congress led UPA government at the centre, the Chief Minister said that neck deep in corruption and misdeeds the Union government has virtually became a synonym of scams and scandals, which have become the order of the day. He said that while on the one hand through the scams like 2G Spectrum and CWG the Congress leaders had looted the tax payers money and on the other hand by not disclosing the names of people who have stashed their money in foreign banks the UPA government was shielding the guilty. Mr Badal said that due to the Union government’s policy of gross discrimination and apathy towards Punjab, the farmers of state are on the brink of economic disaster adding that the wrong policies of UPA government have virtually ruined them. He further said that due to exorbitant rise in the agricultural inputs and callous attitude of centre in providing adequate rates to their produce, the farmers of the state who had made the country self sufficient in food are now on the verge of starvation. The Chief Minister reiterated that it was irony of fate that though Congress had always claimed itself to be votary of common man but today due to its wrong policies the maladies like unemployment, illiteracy, poverty and inflation had enormously affected their life.  
Mr Badal further said that unprecedented development of the state during the current regime of the SAD-BJP along with communal harmony and peace would be the main poll plank of the alliance in the coming assembly polls. Listing the achievements of SAD-BJP government the Chief Minister said that unparalleled development had taken place in the state especially in sectors of Health, education and Infra structure adding that due to untiring efforts of their government the state would soon become a power surplus state. He also said that the for the first time in the history of state a whopping budget has been kept for giving facilities under the social security to them. The Chief Minister also exhorted the people of state to rise above the narrow and parochial values of groups and political considerations for extending support and vote to SAD-BJP alliance for continuity of an era of unprecedented development in the state.  
Prominent amongst those who addressed the rally included Former Deputy Speaker Lok Sabha Mr Charanjeet Singh Atwal, Chairman Punjab Agricultural Marketing Board Mr Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, Chairman Subordinate Services Selection Board Mr Santa Singh Umedpuri, Former MP Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, Former Punjab Minister Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, Former Chief Parliamentary Secretary Mr Harish Rai Dhanda and former MLA Mr Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal. 

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