Slamming the Congress party for dividing people on communal lines, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said that Congress party has always pursued the policy of ‘divide and rule’ to attain power in the state. Addressing the public gathering during Sangat Darshan in Amargarh assembly segment here today, the Chief Minister said that Congress have always propped up the issues of religion, region and sects for its political survival. He said that such dangerous politics of Congress had proved very fatal for the state which had suffered due to black days of terrorism. Mr. Badal said that in dearth of any issue against the state government the Congress party was again resorting to its age old policy to divide the people but the wise people of the state would not fell prey to its divisive agenda.
The Chief Minister further said that due to anti-farmer policies of the successive Congress governments at the centre, the hard working and resilient farmer of the state was today reeling under whopping debt. Mr. Badal said that owing to wrong policies of the Congress governments agriculture was no longer a profitable venture. He said that the farmers were facing acute agrarian crisis due to ever escalating farm inputs and non remunerative Minimum Support Price (MSP).Likewise, the Chief Minister said that the Congress has ruined the industry of the state. He said that the Central governments of the Congress gave huge industrial concessions to neighboring states as a result of which mass exodus of industry took place from the state to other states.
Badal said that Congress party was inimical to the state and was least bothered towards the interests of its people.Training guns at Captain Amarinder Singh for ‘day dreaming’ to assume power in the state, the Chief Minister said that Captain had planned all the celebrations to form government after 2012 polls but the people of state out rightly rejected his style of politics and gave mandate to the Akali-BJP alliance. But he said that Captain has learnt nothing from his past experience and was resorting to same kind of politics. Mr. Badal said that this time also Captain would meet the same fate and his lust to become Chief Minister of state for second time would not be fulfilled. The Chief Minister said that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was chiefly a party of comedians who could make the people laugh but could not be good administrators. He said that these people have no sympathy with the people and if they were voted to power sheer mess would be there in the state.
The Chief Minister further said that in a short span of BJP led NDA government’s rule at centre, Punjab has been immensely benefitted from it. He said that the Union government has given several key projects to the state, which would be instrumental in putting the state further on high growth trajectory. Mr. Badal hailed the NDA government for allocating prestigious projects like All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and Post Graduate Horticulture Research and Educational Institute and other major projects.On the occasion, the Chief Minister also announced sub division status for Amargarh.Later on interacting with the media persons, the Chief Minister said that entire nation has watched the character of AAP leaders, Ministers and MLAs on the television. He said that it was shameful that the leaders of this party, which claims to be votary of morality, were indulging in such immoral activities.
Mr. Badal said that in Punjab also its former convener has leveled allegations of corruption against its leadership which reflects that these people have no ideology and were in politics just to satiate their lust for power. On another query, the Chief Minister said that people strongly disapprove the type of language used by Captain Amarinder Singh against his detractors. He said that Captain’s statement on Akali legislator Prof. Virsa Singh Valtoha was also unfortunate and condemnable. The Chief Minister was accompanied by Cabinet Minister Mr. Parminder Singh Dhindsa, MLAs Mr. Iqbal Singh Jhunda and Sant Balbir Singh Ghunas, his Special Principal Secretary Mr. KJS Cheema, Deputy Commissioner Mr. Arshdeep Singh Thind and Senior Superintendent of Police Mr. PPS Thind.