May 16 to mark end of Badal's 'Aurangzebi rule': Bajwa
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) President Partap Singh Bajwa today said May 16, the day the polling results will be out, would mark the beginning of the end of the 'Aurangzebi repressive regime' of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his extended clan.
He said Mr Badal was a person who had sought votes to establish pro-people government on the pattern of the only Sikh ruler, Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
However, in practice, it had proved to be diametrically opposite in the last seven years. The ruling clan would be consigned to the dustbin of history the day the results were announced.
In a statement here Mr Bajwa said going by the voting trend in the state, the Akali Dal-BJP alliance would be wiped out as this alliance was not only facing just anti-incumbency but the tidal wave of the anger of the people and it would be a landslide victory for the Congress in this border state.
The people had now given vent to their anger in a democratic way against the 'goonda raj' of the Akali goons who had made the life of the ordinary citizen miserable with total control over sand which had turned into gold for the ruling coterie headed by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and his brother-in-law and Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia.
Both father and son promised to provide transparent administration but the situation had deteriorated to such an extent that the police stations refuse to register complaints without a nod from the local Akali goons, he added.
Mr Bajwa said Mr Badal had to finally confess that his government had committed blunders while appealing to the people that they should not punish their prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for their misdeeds.
However, his daughter-in-law Harsimrat Kaur Badal, seeking re-election from Bathinda, denied that there was any Modi wave in the state and was surprised to see the posters of Mr Modi in Talwandi Sabo.
She preferred to seek mandate on her own performance. Ms Badal had the distinction of being the only candidate in the state who faced boycott in the villages and black flag demonstrations during campaigning.
He said she was bound to lose to her estranged brother-in-law Manpreet Singh Badal contesting on the Congress ticket. Similar fate awaited BJP stalwart Arun Jaitley in Amritsar.
Mr Bajwa said the major factor that proved to be the undoing of Mr Badal was his 'putar-moh' as he wanted his high headed son to take over whose ambition was to become the richest Sikh in the world and he had been resorting to every mean to achieve this ambition as evident from the expose of his multiplying business of this business empire since the formation of the Akali Dal government.
He said what had made the matters worse in Punjab was the sixth river of narcotics whose source was these ruling clans. He re-iterated his commitment to move a private member's bill in the next Lok Sabha to provide death penalty for the drug smugglers and their political patrons. The special courts would be set up to deal with the cases relating to smuggling once the Congress forms its government.
He said nothing could be more unfortunate than the fact that Guru Ki Nagri Amritsar, the Vatican of the Sikhs, was also known for 'Maqboolpura', the locality of widows where scores of people died due to addiction to drugs.
He said in Gurdaspur, the people had seen the true colours of both BJP candidate Vinod Khanna and AAP candidate Sucha Singh Chhotepur, who was not loyal even to himself.
He said a new chapter would usher in Punjab on May 16 when the process would start for the end of this Zulmi Raj.
(Posted on 30-04-2014)