The Shiromani Akali Dal President and Deputy Chief Minister Punjab Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal today lashed at Congress led UPA government for creating artificial crises of shortage of sand and gravel by issuing wrong EIA (environment impact assessment) notification 2006. He said that UPA amended this policy partially only when SAD-BJP government forced it to do so by passing a resolution in the Punjab Assembly. He promised that NDA would amend all the policies Congress led UPA framed policies aimed at the loot of natural resources of the nation as soon as it voted to power. Badal was interacting with media while campaigning for Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra. He said that whole nation was facing the scarcity of sand and gravel as congress led UPA intentional put the sand mining in legal complications. He said that wrong EIA notification made it difficult for a common person to build his home besides causing collapse of the construction industry in the country.”UPA government has amended many misdeeds in the last days of its rule to camouflage the loot it has done during a decade long rule. The congress high command made many laws to leave the natural resources at the mercy of private players and shared the booty”, he added.
Lambasting at Punjab Congress for trying to mislead the people of state on this issue, Mr. Badal said that the leaders of Punjab congress should apologies to the people of state as they opted to misguided them by issuing politically motivated statements and never dared to raise their voice against the policy of their party led UPA government. He said that it was only Shiromani Akali Dal which had time and again raised the issue of this faulty notification. He said that the Congress had no agenda to put forth before the electorate so it was indulging in politics of misleading people. “Now, Punjab Congress cannot make fool of the people as amendment made by UPA in its last days has made it clear to all that it was centre government and not the state government which was responsible for the crunch of sand and gravel in the country”, said Mr. Badal.
Akali President further added that the single point agenda of the Congress was to loot the country and its resources. He said that UPA regime has ruined the country and its ministers had heavily indulged in corrupt practices. He promised that once elected to power NDA would immediately roll back all those policies and decisions of Congress led UPA government, which were designed to loot the natural resources of the country besides creating heavy inflation. Describing congress candidates including Capt. Amrinder Singh and Mrs. Ambika Soni as no match to SAD-BJP candidates, Mr. Badal reiterated that combine was all set to register record victories on all the 13 seats.
Earlier addressing a rally, Mr. Badal appealed the voters of the Anandpur Sahib constituency to vote for Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra. He said that economics scholar Prof. Chandumajra would effectively raise the issues of the area in the parliament besides getting required grants and projects for the area from the NDA government as he has strong ties with the senior leadership of BJP too. He said that casting a vote for Congress candidate would not make any difference as party was already on the verge of extinction. He said that Congress vice president Mr. Rahul Gandhi would soon issue an advertisement regarding the schedule of performing last rites of the party. He appealed the electorate to defeat the corruption-laden Congress to save the country.Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra also opened frontal attack on his opponents while addressing the rally. He said that Mr. Ravneet Singh Bittu had run away from the constituency after witnessing the strong anti congress wave in the constituency and now Mrs. Ambika Soni was forced to face the ire of the people. He said that people of the area would never forgot that it was Mrs. Ambika Soni who pressurized the Gandhi family to stop Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh from visiting Sri Anandpur Sahib when he was invited by Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal on inauguration ceremony of Virasat-e-Khalsa. He said that Mrs. Soni could not spell even a single project she has brought in the area being minister at centre. He promised that once elected as MP, he would left any stone unturned to ensure the overall development of the area.Prominent amongst others Baba Harnam Singh Dhuma, Chief Damdami Taksal, Jath. Jasbir Singh Rode, Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema, Mr. Ujagar Singh Wadali and Mrs. Satwant kaur were also present on this occasion.