The Punjab Revenue and Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia today said that the Punjab Congress leadership should tender an apology to the people of the state for their proven connivance in continuous step motherly treatment meted out by the Congress led UPA Government during last 10 years.
Addressing mammoth election rallies organized at Ghuman and Waryam Nangal in favour of Mr. Tarlok Singh Bath & Mr. Zail Singh Gopalpura, both SAD-BJP candidates from Ghuman zone for Zila Parishad , Gurdaspur and Bhangali Kalan zone of Zila Parishad, Amritsar respectively, Mr. Majithia pointed out that Congress led UPA Government was approaching for completion of their second consecutive term but during this almost decade's time Punjab was totally ignored on each front and most unfortunate aspect was that Punjab Congress leadership never uttered a single word against the high handedness of union government. He said that the Punjab Congress leaders including present PPCC Chief Mr. Partap Singh Bajwa and his predecessor always betrayed the interests of the state to save their position. He said that on one hand states like Bihar and UP was given special packages of Rs. 12000 and 5000 crores respectively but Punjab was badly ignored even in debt waiver scheme for farmers' despite their major contribution in self reliance of country on food grains front. He said that before pointing out the SAD-BJP Government's any failure these 'gentlemen' should themselves introspect their own performances and commitment towards the interests of the state. He dared Mr. Bajwa to show a single central development, which he had brought to the state. He said that the intelligent people of the state fully understood Bajwa's daily gimmicks and press statement based politics and would reject Congress and its leaders in these elections.
He said that the reverse counting of Congress led UPA has already started and people of the state were itching their hands to bundle out this most corrupt and inefficient government of India since independence. He quipped that with the speed congress ministers were being exposed for their record corruption and other misdeeds, this party may not left with enough number of leaders even to contest next Lok Sabha elections. He said that the people of the country has also made their mind to bring back NDA in power so that a common man could breath easily as they were finding it very difficult to manage their two square meal. He said that Congress ruled the country for decades by flouting the false promises of doing away with poverty and backwardness but did virtually nothing. He disclosed that five congress MLA impressed with pro-poor and development oriented policies of Shiromani Akali Dal were in touch and would soon join the party. He said that the rejection of Congress in most of the states in the country shows that people have lost their faith in this party and days are not far when it would lost its national party status.
He said that the SAD-BJP Government in Punjab got repeat mandate in recent Vidhan Sabha elections purely on its development and pro poor initiatives thereby creating a new political history. He urged the people to extend their whole heartedly support to the candidates of SAD-BJP combine in ongoing Zila Parishad and Block Samiti elections to become active partner in the state government's endeavor to create world class infrastructure in rural areas on urban pattern.
Prominent amongst those who also addressed these rallies included, Mr. Balbir Singh Bath, former Cabinet Minister, Mr. Raj Mohinder Singh Majitha, former MP, Mr. Ranjit Singh Waryam Nangal, former MLA, SGPC member Mr. Jodh Singh Samra, Mr. Tarsem Singh Sialka and Baba Harjit Bhalla, President, Municipal Council, Sri Hargobindpur Sahib.