Gurdaspur by-poll: Development is our main agenda, says Sidhu
(8 months ago)
Amritsar (Punjab), September 16 : The ruling Congress party in Punjab on Saturday said the top agenda is development of the state, in an apparent bid to woo voters ahead of the Gurdaspur polls, which is to be held on October 11.
Speaking to ANI here, Punjab local bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said, "We will go to Gurdaspur for development. Development will be our main agenda in the state. The Batala city is getting almost 40 crores, never in the history of Balata has anybody allocated 40 crores for the development. It takes a bit of time for things to be executed. The people of Punjab have given the then government 10 years. At least give our party ten months or a year and see how we will implement our good intentions in the state."
Sidhu further accused the then SAD-BJP government of Punjab of bad governance.
"The then Punjab government was relegated to number three in the Punjab polls due to their bad governance," he said.
The Election Commission team today visited Gurdaspur to review preparations for the upcoming by-polls.
The Lok Sabha by-poll has been necessitated by the death of BJP MP Vinod Khanna.
The by-poll result will be out on October 15.