Fatehgarh: Punjab’s Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa on Saturday said he had decided to contest election from Lehra assembly constituency not due to any negative feedback.
Talking to media persons at Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) run Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, Dhindsa said he had decided to contest from Lehra constituency four year back. His decision of shifting from Sunam to Lehra constituency was conveyed to SAD leadership long time ago.
He claimed that SAD-BJP alliance would win Lehra constituency seat in upcoming Punjab Assembly election with thumping majority.
When asked, why the SAD was yet to meet President Pranab Mukherjee on the SYL issue even as the state Congress leaders led by Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Capt. Amarinder Singh met him, Dhindsa said the party had sought an appointment with the President and SAD delegation would meet him whenever he gives us an appointment.
When asked about de-notified land of the SYL project in the name of previous owners who provided land, Dhindsa said it would be owners task to get possession of their land. He said ruling SAD-BJP government had adopted proper procedure and returned their land which was acquired for the SYL canal project.
He said, Capt Amarinder Singh had no right to demand Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal’s resignation over SYL issue.
On Aam Adami Party (AAP) convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s 11-day Punjab visit from November 20, Dhindsa said AAP had already been exposed and people of Punjab would give AAP befitting reply in the upcoming election.
On Kejriwal’s stand against demonetization of old currency notes and announcement of organising protest dharnas, Dhindsa said that Delhi CM’s stand had totally exposed him. On one hand Kejriwal is raising voice against corruption and now was opposing PM’s bold step against corruption.
He admitted that people were facing problems due to demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 and they had taken up matter with the Union government.
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