Badal family refuses to learn lessons from poll drubbing: Rajanbir
Punjab Congress general secretary Rajanbir Singh today said the family of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had refused to learn any lesson from the drubbings in the recent Lok Sabha elections.
In a statement here, he said the people gave vent to their revulsion against this family, especially in Bathinda. Both Badal and his son Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, lobbied hard with Narendra Modi for the induction of Harsimrat overlooking senior leaders like Ranjit Singh Brahmpura and Prem Singh Chandumajra.
He said Sukhbir's wife Harsimrat had just managed to scrape through the election despite the entire state machinery having been at her command during her last term. However, the people had expressed their anger against the family.
He accused Badal senior of nepotism and promotion of his immediate family over senior party leaders. "No other political family in the country had such greed of office as the Badals."
(Posted on 27-05-2014)