A perfect poker face was his reply here on Saturday to the question of who would be final battle horse of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). Journalists could get nothing out of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.
'Hang rapists'Favouring capital punishment for culprits in any case of rape where the victim suffers brutal death, Badal said the government would recruit 500 women sub-inspectors for all police stations of Punjab, and women lawyers for district courts. He also criticised the union government for the recent increase in the train fare. BadalspeakBathinde Waaleo, Jinna thode lyi keeta oona ta…, Maaf krna baaki jile waale vi gussa krnge (O' the people of Bathinda, what I have done for you…, pardon me, but it will annoy the people of other districts)
Mai lafafe ch kooda chukkan aa jaunga, mainu jhaadu fada do; mainu ta jehdi duty deonge mai kar laini hai, par tuhanu vi agge aana payega (I will come here to collect the city's waste in bags, you give me a broom for cleaning, I accept even that duty, but even you will have to come forward to serve the country)