The Shiromani Akali Dal challenged the Congress party to have an open debate on the performance of SAD-BJP government on development front vis- a- vis zero development during the tenure of Amarinder Singh government.
In a statement issued from party headoffice here today party Secretary and Spokesman Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema said that SAD would not allow Congress party to sidetrack the issue development with malicious, libellous and negative propaganda initiated by Congress party. He said that Congress bereft of any development vision was trying to distract the public but SAD would keep its focus on the plank of development. He said that the Congress party sensing the imminent defeat in ensuing 2012 assembly elections has resorted to cheap gimmicks despite reprimand from Election Commission of India (ECI). He said that our unprecedented development speaks for itself and we don’t need gimmickry of the Congress party to convey our message to the masses.
Speaking about un-parliamentary and foul language used by Congress leaders Dr. Cheema said that increasing shrill of abusive language was sign of desperation on the part of Congress leaders who have seen writing on the wall regarding decimation of the Congress party. He said that Congress party was taking so much time to finalize the candidates as every leader worth its name was shying away from the elections sensing SAD-BJP wave in Punjab.
Dr. Cheema said that people of Punjab have already made up their mind to continue development agenda of SAD-BJP government by giving another chance to incumbent government and Congress party should now remain prepared for humiliating defeat