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Punjab CM Colludes With Haryana Govt to Attack at Farmers of Punjab: Sukhbir Badal

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Report By Jag Mohan Thaken 

16 May 2024, Chandigarh: Former Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal Thursday alleged that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had allowed the centre and the Haryana government to tear gas and shoot rubber bullets at farmers of Punjab to evade arrest in the multi-hundred crore liquor scam.

Addressing massive public meetings in Bathinda Rural and Bhucho assembly segments, the SAD president said the chief minister knows he can go behind bars like his boss Arvind Kejriwal because he has perpetrated the same liquor scam in Punjab as was done in Delhi. This is why he is ready to hand over the Punjab government to the BJP by forming an AAP (Punjab) unit by taking it out of the control of the AAP central unit led by Arvind Kejriwal. This will be done in the same manner as the Shiv Sena and NCP were broken in Maharashtra by the BJP”.

Asserting that Bhagwant Mann and AAP would have to answer for colluding with the Haryana government and allowing the latter to attack Punjab farmers on Punjab soil, Mr Badal said “Can you imagine this happening in any SAD government?” He said this is why he was appealing to Punjabis to snub Delhi parties in the forthcoming parliamentary election. “Only a regional party can safeguard your interests. Delhi-based parties only come to loot you and your resources”, he added.

Speaking about the development done by the SAD in this constituency, Mr Badal said “You have seen how Bathinda was developed during the two successive terms of the SAD government from 2007 to 2017. During this period Bathinda became a modern city with an influx of infrastructure and institutions. The SAD government brought the AIIMS institute to the city besides a thermal plant, a central university and an airport. You have witnessed how all civic amenities have fallen into decay and no new project has come to Bathinda in the last seven years of Congress and AAP tenure. I appeal to you to vote and support Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal who has always raised your voice in parliament. This will pave the way for the next SAD government in 2027 and a restart of development in the city”.

Mr Badal also spoke on how Punjabis could never expect any development under chief minister Bhagwant Mann. “He promised that the government would run from villages but has visited his own constituency Dhuri only twice in the last two years”. He also disclosed how the chief minister and his family members including Bhagwant Mann’s mother, wife and sister were travelling with hundreds of security personnel in tow even though they had pledged not to take any security.

The SAD president also spoke on how former chief minister S Parkash Singh Badal had nursed Bathinda constituency. “Badal Sahab used to hold ‘sangat darshan’ programs at your doorsteps. He used to sanction water works, RO systems, Irrigation channels and underground piping projects on the spot. He also used to listen to your grievances and resolve them immediately”. 

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