Bathinda: Making a strong power presentation of nine-year progress report of the state, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday impressed the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to such an extent that an all praised Jaitley advised him to publicise the same for the consumption of whole country through print as well as electronic modes of media.
Addressing the gathering in Bathinda on the occasion of completion of two years of NDA government, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was scripting story after story of Punjab’s development but the opposition parties were out to foment trouble by unleashing a misinformation campaign to malign the name of Punjab.
Putting forth the picture about development in Punjab, he said that the state government adopted revolutionary measures during previous 9 years to keep the economy in a robust condition. He further said that opposition parties are spreading white lies about the debt situation in Punjab whereas the states of Haryana, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat had debt rate much higher than that of Punjab. Sukhbir gave statistical details related to all fields including generation and distribution of power, water supply, urban and rural facilities and also the employment, which made Jaitley to mention that “Man can tell a lie but the statics never do.”DP
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