Finance Minister should resign for being a total failure: Sukhbir. Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal stated that state Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal was a total failure as a finance minister, so he should resign from his post and should be given some other portfolio in the Cabinet.Sukhbir said that Manpreet does not even know that how to deal with finances and he was acting like a driver who does not know which way he has to go. Addressing a media briefing in Amritsar, Sukhbir alleged that it was Manpreet Badal who had to decide on GST for Langar as it was a decision of GST Council.He said that it was state finance ministers who have to straightway decide in this regard, but Manpreet had shown no interest till now. Sukhbir added that Manpreet’s counterpart Navjot Singh Sidhu was only fit for laughter challenge show as he failed to maintain heritage walk maintenance which the erstwhile SAD-BJP govenment made for the whole Sikh community. He said that SAD-BJP was fully prepared for the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-elections and Akali and BJP workers have already started working on the ground.He said, “We have a joint meeting with BJP on September 18 at Chandigarh and we will support BJP candidate whole-heartedly.” He said that Justice Mehtab Singh Gill and Justice Ranjit Singh Commissions were Congress agents. During election time, Captain Amarinder Singh visited their houses also and both these judges were biased while they working in High Court. He said that recent survey done by PGIMER, Chandigarh has depicted the original picture of the state according to which less than one per cent people were addicted to drugs.That means, Rahul Gandhi’s statement that 70 per cent of Punjab’s population was drug addicted was proved totally wrong so he should apologise to the people of the state. “We were saying during elections that this is purely Congress’ propoganda but nobody paid attention at that time. Now, state Congress president Sunil Jakhar is claiming that it was Captain Amarinder Singh’s government who took the initiative and reduced drug addiction from 70 per cent to only one per cent which is totally false,” he said.When asked about Aam Aadmi Party, Sukhbir said that the party was all fraud and lies will come out in Gurdaspur by-elections. He added that state is totally under chaos and sand and liquor mafia were working freely on the directions of Rana Gurjit Singh. On farmers’ loan waiver, he said that the government has totally failed in dealing with this issue. Farmers are regularly committing suicides and government is not bothered about them.
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