Jalandhar, Apr 7 UNI | 4 months ago

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC)President Partap Singh Bajwa today ridiculed Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for seeking votes in the name of his Gujarat counterpart and BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on issues of development which are in the state domain.

"Issues like industrialisation and creating employment avenues for the youth are the issues which concern the state government. None stops the state government from focusing on such issues. Similarly, transforming spiritual centres into world class tourist destinations is again within the domain of the state government. Who stops Mr Badal from focusing on this issues? Despite being in power for the second consecutive term in Punjab, the progress card of Mr Badal shows a big zero on these issues", he said.

Talking to the mediapersons, Mr Bajwa said day in and day out, Mr Badal and his Deputy Chief Minister son Sukhbir Singh Badal keep on parroting that their agenda was to take the state on a higher tangent of development but ironically, had never talked about any Punjab model while the Prime Ministerial candidate had been drumming up the model of his state which otherwise had serious flaws on the human resources development front.

Mr Badal's vision had remained confined only to Adarsh schools, a project which had doomed and his son had been talking of strengthening the infrastructure while at the grass roots, the condition of the roads had become further pitiable in this second term of the Badal government, he added.

Mr Bajwa was in the city to attend the filing of nomination papers by Party candidate Chaudhary Santokh Singh.

(Posted on 07-04-2014)