Union Minister and Punjab BJP president, Vijay Sampla today said that development in Punjab is all because of the Akali-BJP coalition government which has passed on the benefits to each and every section of the society. Sampla said, “In the last 10 years, Punjab has transformed into a power surplus state, there is a dense network of highways across the state and every sector has witnessed development. During the Congress regime, farmers had to stage dharnas on roads for fertilizers, while due to efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi a silent urea revolution has taken place with India achieving a record urea production in the last one year (2015). Also farmers have been provided Neem coated urea. Black marketing of urea has stopped and due to PM Modi’s pro-farmer policies, the farmers do not have to stage dharnas any longer”. Addressing a press conference before the Vijay Sankalp Yatra proceeded towards Jalandhar, Sampla said that the party will announce its candidates any time after completion of the established process. In response to a query, Sampla stated the BJP will play an important role in government formation in Punjab. Commenting on an opinion poll telecast by a TV channel, Sampla said that though the Akali-BJP coalition was kept ahead in the poll, the final results would be even better. He said that the Congress had been left far behind 10 years ago and the AAP has fallen into pieces, indicating that it was not even in race.
Launching an offensive against PPCC chief, Capt. Amarinder Singh and AAP convener Arvind Kerjwial, Sampla said, “Capt. Amarinder is still living in the era of Maharajas and is busy enjoying his life. He is not concerned about the people of the state and for the last one month he is busy relishing the company of his Pakistani friend. During the Vijay Sankalp Rath Yatra, Delhi BJP chief, Manoj Tiwari had exposed Arvind Kejriwal. He said that Kejriwal has failed to fulfill all the poll promises-CCTV cameras, free Wi-Fi, houses for poor, opening school and colleges etc. he had made to the people of Delhi. The Aam Aadmi Party tried its best to defame Punjab, but the fact is that drugs are openly used during rave parties in Delhi. Kejriwal is promising to ‘free’ Punjab from the menace of drugs, while liquor vends have proliferated in Delhi with almost 15 liquor vends being opened in a single Mohalla. He has even come up with separate vends for women. People of Punjab are well aware of the fact that the Congress had led the attack on Shri Harmandir Sahib and the Kejriwal government in Delhi ran over bulldozers over Gurudwara Sheeshganj Sahib”.“PM Modi-led Centre government took brave decisions and brought in progressive policies and the state’s Akali-BJP coalition government has carried out unprecedented developmental works. Hence only the Akali-BJP combine has the right toseek votes from voters of Punjab”, added Sampla.