Dharamkot (Moga), Apr 10 UNI | 3 months ago

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said the Congress-led UPA government in its second term focused only on corruption and did not work for the welfare of the people.

"Even the UPA govt failed to control price rise as cabinet ministers were busy in corruption and Congress party was also responsible for the present situation in the country as UPA government did nothing for development," the Chief Minister said while addressing a rally in support of SAD-BJP alliance candidate Paramjit Kaur Gulshan from Faridkot Lok Sabha seat here today.

He said the successive Congress governments at the Centre had always betrayed Punjab on every front whether it was loan waiver scheme of farmers, industrial package for the neighbouring states or other welfare schemes. It was wrong policies of the centre that led to the present state of affairs in the country.

Mr Badal called upon the people of the state to vote in favour of SAD-BJP alliance candidates in all the 13 seats and constitute BJP-led NDA government at the Centre as it would rope in more funds from NDA to develop the state.

He expressed confident that alliance candidate Paramjit Kaur Gulshan would win the seat with a margin of even more than the previous one.

He said Centre even tried to take away the river waters from the state and Congress party always played with the sentiments of the Sikh community. He said a strong Modi wave was blowing across the country and would rout the Congress from the country. The wave, he said, was so strong that even Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi would be trounced in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.

He assured the people that once Gujarat Chief Minister was elevated to the post of Prime Minister an era of unprecedented development would be started in the entire state. Modi will give justice to the state and all unsolved Punjab problems like Chandigarh and river water issue would be solved favourably, he added.

The state will go to polls in single phase on April 30.

(Posted on 10-04-2014)