Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today called upon people to vote for the party candidate Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal to strengthen the hands of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Jalandhar by-election will set tone for the 2024 General Elections in Punjab which are very crucial for the country’s future”, he said while addressing a largely attended public meeting here today.
The former Chief Minister maintained that the country needed Mr Modi as the Prime Minister for five more years at least to further strengthen and consolidate its position at global and domestic level. He pointed out, under Mr Modi’s leadership, India was being looked upon as a great nation as it had emerged strong, powerful and independent in its decision making.
Capt Amarinder pointed out, how economy had stabilised during the BJP government as compared to other countries like the United States where banks were crashing and the economy was in dire straits.
He said, country had emerged stronger and had stood up to its enemies like China and Pakistan.
The BJP leader lashed out at the Aam Aadmi Party government in the state, saying it had completely failed the people’s expectations despite getting a landslide victory and a sweeping mandate. He alleged that the AAP government was being dictated from Delhi and that was the reason its priorities were misplaced and quite contrary to the expectations of the people of Punjab.
He said, there was massive exodus of youth from Punjab as they were migrating to foreign countries because there were no jobs in the state. He reminded the AAP government of its promise of providing jobs to people in which it had miserably failed.
Making a strong case for Atwal, he said, he had a vast experience of serving the people. Besides, he pointed out, the Atwal family had served the people of Punjab for two generations with a clean and spotless record. Speaking on the occasion, Atwal appealed to the people to vote for him to ensure the development and welfare of the state. He said, the BJP was the future of Punjab as all others had failed.
Among those present on the occasion included MP Hans Raj Hans, former Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, former MP Amrik Singh Aliwal, Raninder Singh, Avinash Chander and others.