Devigarh (Patiala): “The people of Punjab will not forget Congress for the sins it had committed in 1984 by attacking holiest Darbar Sahib with tanks and then indulging in massacre of innocent Sikhs in Delhi and other states. It is an anti-Sikh and anti-Punjab party not in any way concerned with development of the state rather has only one objective of looting Punjab and its resources,” said Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal while addressing a gathering here on Tuesday on the occasion of laying the foundation stone of the development projects costing Rs 25 crore regarding strengthening of Patiala-Guhla Cheeka road, lining of Kauli and Rajpura distributaries besides construction of a retaining wall (check dam) at Mehmoodpur and Hadhana villages for bringing up water level to ensure better irrigational use of water of Ghaggar river.
Attacking Congress, Sukhbir said Congress never did justice to Punjab on any issue especially concerning SYL canal and other important issues of Punjab. He also said that PPCC president Captain Amarinder Singh never cared to venture out of his royal palace to know the condition of the people of Sanaur region then how can he be expected to devote time to the entire state? The Deputy Chief Minister further said Captain Amarinder Singh owes an explanation to the people of Punjab regarding his foreign bank accounts if he has any concern left in him for the sake of probity.
Taking on AAP, the Deputy CM said this party also stands exposed before the people of the state with its changing stands on SYL issue and its convener Kejriwal is still tight-lipped on the sharing of river waters of Punjab. Elaborating, Sukhbir said AAP went back on its word of not forming any alliance by teaming up with the Bains brothers who have many cases going on against them. Divulging more, he said AAP is a bunch of worthless fellows who don’t have any regard for the religious sentiments of any community and its leader Arvind Kejriwal cannot tell a difference between the two crops then how come he harbours dream to rule Punjab which is predominantly an agrarian state.
Describing SAD-BJP as the farmer-friendly government, Sukhbir said keeping in view the interests of farming community of the state in mind, the Punjab government has de-notified the SYL land and returned it to the farmers. He re-iterated that not even a single drop of Punjab’s river waters would be allowed to go outside the state.
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