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Chautalas' conviction strengthens faith in judiciary : Bhattal

Posted on Jan 17, 09:44PM | UNI

Commenting upon conviction of former Haryana chief minister Om Parkash Chautala and his MLA son Ajay Chautala in a corruption case, former Punjab chief minister and senior Congress leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today said the decision has strengthened the faith of the people in judiciary of the country.

Talking to UNI here, Ms Bhattal said now the people's hope in the judiciary was raised.

She alleged that Punjab state is moving towards 'President Rule' which is the only option left to normalise the situation in the state as law and order has collapsed and the police force in Punjab has been politicised and is being misused by the ruling Akali Dal, whereas BJP in Punjab has lost its existence and playing in the hands of Badals only due to its power lust.

Ms Bhattal claimed that now the people of the state were badly fed up from the wrong, selfish, corrupt and anti-people policies of SAD-BJP Government and were eagerly waiting for the Congress which would be proved with the results of Moga assembly byelection.

She said Hindus and Dalits were now supporting the Congress which was their only hope.

She alleged that SAD-BJP alliance was misleading the people by falsely claiming about the development of the state and claiming the state was power surplus. She alleged the people in the rural and urban areas were facing unannounced power cuts.

She alleged the UPA led Central government was providing sufficient funds to Punjab in Education, MGNREGA, Health schemes, but the Badal government was diverting these funds in its own way and blaming the UPA government for the financial crisis of the state.

Ms Bhattal claimed that UPA Government has initiated methods to curb corruption by introducing Rights To Service Act and Aadhar Cards Scheme. These were proving fruitful for the people and the official machinery would be made more accountable, she said.

The Congress leader appreciated the role of media, which is monitoring all small and big issues and that is the need of the hour.

PPCC Secretaries Parminder Mehta and Rajesh Rudra were also present on the occasion.