BJP has asked Congress and Manpreet Singh Badal to clear their stand on subsidies to farmers, traders and industrialists in the state of Punjab.National Secretary Tarun Chugh Friday said that since Manpreet parted ways with Akali Dal on the issue of discontinuation of subsidies to the people of the state, both Congress and Manpreet now need to spell out their thoughts and policies on the subject."Has Congress changed its stand regarding subsidies to farmers and other classes in the state or has Manpreet forgotten his stand and policy just for his political survival?", Chugh asked.The BJP leader said it was height of frustration and opportunism that Manpreet Badal took a decision to join Congress which he had been abusing right from the start of his political career.
Terming Manpreet as 'expired injection', Chugh said Manpreet has established himself as a leader rejected by not only the people of the state but also by the leaders of the party he floated. He said the disgusting defeats Manpreet suffered in 2012 assembly elections and 2014 parliamentary elections made Manpreet take a U-turn which he could not get approved from the few leaders left under his command and a small group of followers.Chugh said that Manpreet Badal will have to tell people how and why he opted to join a party he had been terming 'enemy of Punjab'. Ridiculing the merger of PPP with Congress, Chugh said the question being asked in political circles now was who out of Congress or PPP was trying to save whom.
He said one is a sinking ship and the other was a sinking boat which finally sunk today.The BJP leader also slammed Manpreet for insulting the sacrifice and ideals of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh. Chugh reminded Manpreet of the oath he took at Khatkar Kalan wherein he had pledged to fight Congress tooth and nail to protect the interests of Punjab.Chugh said, "It is not long ago that you misled the people of Punjab in the name of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh but have now joined hands with the proven corrupt and scandalous party. It tells a lot about you, your character, your political ideology, if any and also goes on to prove that you were raising the bogey of honesty and patriotism just for political gains by befooling the innocent youth of Punjab."