Punjab BJP election incharge, Narendra Tomar today said that Punjab will play a pivotal role in weeding out the Congress from the country. The Congress has been decimated across the nation and it will meet the same fate in Punjab because it is a divided house, he said. The Union Minister, flanked by state party secretary, Vineet Joshi, was addressing a press conference here.Taking a dig at PPCC chief Capt. Amarinder Singh, Tomar said, “You are giving lengthy lectures on corruption but on the other hand the Swiss accounts of your family are under scrutiny. You put Sardar Parkash Singh Badal behind the bars but he came out clean, and you are still embroiled in corruption cases”. Cornering the former CM over the issue of farming and drugs, Tomar said, “There was a time when Capt. Amarinder was not the president of the state Congress. That time he used to write to Sonia Gandhi claiming that Partap Singh Bajwa was in cahoots with the drug mafia. Now when Bajwa is working under him, do his sins get washed away? In his poll manifesto Amarinder Singh has made big claims for the farmers, but when he was in power he even snatched away free water and power from them. The Congress is responsible for the pathetic condition of farmers in the country. Then there is PM Modi who has pledged to improve the living condition of famers and he even has waived off their short-term loans.
The Modi government has allotted the highest-ever budget for agriculture in the country’s history”. Lashing out at Congress, Tomar said that the party was a divided house. “Captain’s faction, Bajwa group, Siddhu group… and so on. God knows how many factions they have. The Congress leaders don’t have stability and never stick to their word. They have been constantly changing the tickets, the manifesto, and have a dozen claimants for the chief ministership. How can they provide a stable government in Punjab? How can people of Punjab believe in them?” “Capt. Amarinder Singh is dreaming of taking over the SGPC, but he should answer as to why he was cordial with the perpetrators of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots”, he said.Drawing home the point, Tomar said, “Punjab needs a stable government, a government which can ensure development, preserve the culture and heritage and take along all communities and religions. Only the Akali-BJP coalition can provide such an atmosphere. In addition, the coalition is backed by the progressive vision of PM Modi. Hence, people of Punjab have only one choice”. Meanwhile, thanking the media, Vineet Joshi made an appeal to the voters of Punjab that they cast their vote keeping in mind the future and progress of the state and help the Akali-BJP combine form a government for the third time.