Revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia has said that PPCC president Partap Singh Bajwa was a 'destructive' state Congress chief who had further harmed the image of the party in Punjab.
Addressing a press conference near here on Friday, Majithia said that Bajwa had virtually divided the state unit of the Congress into several groups. He asserted that Bajwa had no say in the All India Congress Committee and he was not fully trusted by the party's central leadership that was why the list of party office-bearers from Punjab forwarded by Bajwa a few weeks ago was not being sanctioned by the party high command.
He said that Bajwa was playing destructive role as leader of the opposition party. He urged mediapersons to ask Bajwa which developmental projects he had brought to the state during the nine-and-a-half years of the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre. He alleged that Bajwa had been asking his bosses in Delhi not to grant big projects to Punjab as the SAD_BJP government would take credit for them.
Majithia said that as an MP, Bajwa had brought no development project for Gurdaspur. Speaking on the performance of Bajwa, Majithia said that Bajwa was so self-centred that he would keep his personal interests ahead those of the state.
On the food security ordinance, Majithia accused the Congress-led UPA government of double standards, saying that when Parkash Singh Badal-led government had launched Atta-Dal scheme in Punjab, the Congress had criticised it and later came out with a similar policy to be implemented across the country.
Majithia said that as a result of the 'wrong' policies of the UPA government, no country was willing to invest in India. He said that the Badal government had succeeded in raising its income from various sources to ensure all-round development of Punjab. Majithia also honoured the newly-elected zila prishad and block samiti members, sarpanches and panches from Qadian assembly constituency represented by Sewa Singh Sekhwan.
Earlier, Majithia planted a tree at the Jathedar Ujjagar Singh Sekhwan College of Nursing and Medical Science and laid the foundation stones of Rs.34-lakh sub-tehsil building, Rs 59-lakh work station for patwaris and Rs 25-lakh Rajiv Gandhi Sewa Kender at Kahnuwan. Later Majithia inaugurated the Rs 34-lakh sub-tehsil office building and Rs 41-lakh work station for patwaris at Dhariwal.