Badal calls upon people to show door to Congress in forthcoming Lok Sabha elections


A woman arrives with her complaint before Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal during Sangat Darshan Programme at Gidderbaha in Sri Muktsar Sahib district on Thursday.

Gidderbaha (Sri Muktsar Sahib), January 16, 2014: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said that only those leaders who emerged from the people's struggles and constantly remained connected with the general public could resolve their issues far more diligently as they were well aware with the ground realities.
Badal who was addressing a series of Sangat Darshan functions organised in different Local Wards here today satirically said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal  could not fulfill his big promises that he had made with the public before the election. Even they had tried to organise 'Janta Darbar' imitation of our 'Sangat Darshan program' had failed on the very first day. Badal said that it had happened due to the fact that Kejriwal was neither a leader of the masses nor he emerged through any long struggle of the people. He said that only the leaders who dedicate themselves for the welfare of the public and remained the part of their lives as a close associate could understand problems and hardships being faced by the public in reality and consequently became capable of sorting out these issues of great concern. Badal further said that he had opted for Sangat Darshans just with the start of his political carrier and had kept the same discipline till date.  
Criticising the Congress party, Badal said that it was the solely responsible for all the ailments in the country like corruption, inflation, unemployment, illiteracy etc. and these could only be cured by eradicating the congress from the political scene in the forth coming elections. He called upon the people to show the door to the Congress and welcome NDA to form a new pro-people government at the Centre, which could further be instrumental for the development of the state as it would be more easier for the Punjab Government to get various development projects approved as per the desire and the need of the state being an allied partner. He further said that UPA government had never bothered to resolve any issue related to the state, whereas SAD-BJP government had always strived hard for the overall development of the state despite the hindering attitude of the Congress.
On the occasion, Badal handed over 838 bi-cycles to the girls students of Government Senior Secondary School, Gidderbaha under Mai Bhago Vidhya Scheme, besides Rs. 5000 each to the 9 students of the same school for scoring 80% or above marks in Matric. It may be mentioned here that these students had already been awarded Rs. 30,000 (each) scholarship under the Dr. Hargobind Khurana Scholarship Scheme.
Later, replying to the media persons regarding their query about the agitation (Chakka Jam) of the Congress, Badal categorically said that in a democratic set up, everyone has a right to register his or her protest but hindering the life of general public by blocking roads and rails was totally unlawful and the violation of the rights of a common man. He said that the state government had earmarked places in the districts for such protests. Replying another question regarding the internal tussle in AAP, Badal said that it was their internal matter. Regarding the approval of Industrial Package for neighboring states, Badal said that Centre had always discriminated Punjab that could only be sorted out with the change at the Centre.
On this occasion, Badal honored the persons who were imprisoned during different SAD agitations.
The Chief Minister accompanied by Chairman Punjab Agro Jathedar Dyal SIngh Kollianwali and Special Principal Secretary to CM KJS Cheema.// punjab news live, punjab news online, punjab news, punjab news headlines, punjab breaking news, india news, punjab news,

Thursday, January 16, 2014