CAPTAIN’S ILLUSION TO FORM GOVERNMENT WOULD BE OVER IN 2017
PUNJAB EMERGED AS A FRONTRUNNER STATE IN THE COUNTRY DUE TO PRO-PEOPLE AND DEVELOPMENT ORIENTED POLICIES OF ALLIANCE.
AAP HAS NO EFFECT ON STATE POLITY
LOW INCOME AND HIGH AGRICULTURAL INPUTS MAIN CAUSE OF FARMERS SUICIDE
SANGAT DARSHAN IN LAMBI ASSEMBLY SEGMENT
Dhani Kundan Singh (Sri Muktsar Sahib), February 22- Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today dared the state Congress President Captain Amarinder Singh to be prepared for third consecutive defeat at the hands of SAD-BJP alliance in the state assembly elections scheduled in 2017.
Interacting with the media persons on the sidelines of Sangat Darshan program in Lambi assembly segment here today, the Chief Minister said that Captain’s illusion to form government in the state would be over in 2017 and the alliance would give a crushing defeat to him and his party in the ensuing state assembly polls. Mr. Badal said that despite of former Chief Minister’s tall claims the people have rejected his politics for two consecutive terms adding that this time also wise people of state would show a door to his ‘royal style’ of politics. “Captain sahib must stop day dreaming because people of state will send him to political oblivion by ensuring his defeat in 2017” he added.
Quipping on sops being announced by Captain Amarinder Singh to woo the voters, the Chief Minister said that the state Congress President knows well that he won’t come to power so he was desperately ‘promising the moon’ to everybody. Mr. Badal said that all such tantrums of Captain would not be successful as people were very well aware of the fact that the state Congress President was habitual of not keeping his words. “Punjabis know that Captain had not fulfilled any of promise made to people during his regime in 2002-2007” he added.
On the contrary, the Chief Minister said that SAD-BJP alliance government has delivered everything promised to the people. He said that stupendous efforts made by the state government, Punjab was today witnessing an era of overall development and prosperity. Mr. Badal said that Punjab has emerged as a frontrunner state in the country due to pro-people and development oriented policies of alliance.
Asked to comment on tour of Delhi Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal in the state, the Chief Minister said that in democracy everybody was free to visit any place of their choice. However, he categorically said that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its leaders were not having any sort of effect on the state polity.
Expressing concern over the farm suicides, the Chief Minister said that the Union government must initiate steps to check this menace which was a result of low income and high agricultural inputs. Mr. Badal said that low agriculture production due to decrease in land holdings was another reason due to which the farmers were forced to take such extreme steps. However, he said that the state government was completely aware of this problem and every possible effort was being made to supplement the income of farmers by encouraging them towards allied farming sector and encouraging the youth towards skill training.
The Chief Minister also mourned the huge loss of life and property in Haryana due to ongoing Jat agitation. Mr. Badal said that he had urged the Union Civil Aviation Minister to immediately start flights from national capital to Amritsar and Chandigarh to and fro for providing connectivity to the people of the state who were completely cut off from other parts of the country especially Delhi due to wide spread violence and disturbances in Haryana following the issue of Jat reservation.
Earlier addressing the gatherings in village Chappianwali, Kolianwali, Dhani Kundan Singh, Dhani Barki and Burj Sidhwan, the Chief Minister said that it was on record that Punjab was the only state where government comes at doorstep of people through Sangat Darshan. He said that this pro – people initiative extensively aimed at welfare of people was a flagship program of SAD-BJP alliance government. Mr. Badal said that no other Chief Minister of any other state undertakes such exercise to redress the grievances of people in such an elaborate manner.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Chairman Punjab Agro Jathedar Dyal Singh Kolianwali, his Special Principal Secretary Mr. KJS Cheema, his Joint Principal Secretary Mr. Kumar Amit, Deputy Commissioner Mr. Sumit Jarangal and Senior Superintendent of Police Mr. Kuldeep Singh Chahal.