Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur on Saturday said chief minister Parkash Singh Badal could not think beyond his family, as despite there being senior party leaders, he had ensured that his daughter-in-law became a minister at the Centre.
Chhotepur was speaking at the AAP conference at the Shaheedi Jor Mela here. With all major parties holding their conferences here, AAP conducted its maiden conference at the Mela.
Patiala MP Dharamvira Gandhi, Fatehgarh Sahib MP Harjinder Singh Khalsa, Faridkot MP Sadhu Singh and senior party leader HS Phoolka highlighted the achievements of AAP.
Speaking on the drugs issue, Khalsa accused Badal and Capt Amarinder Singh of the Congress of favouring drug lord Jagdish Bhola by refusing to hand over the case to the CBI and by giving Majithia the clean chit.
He said, “The Congress gave birth to drugs in Punjab during its rule. He said that not only the Congress, but the SAD government was also corrupt, and in case Prime Minister Modi wanted to clean the nation and make Punjab better, he should break the BJP’s alliance with the SAD.”
Chhotepur said Badal and Amarinder both were destroying Punjab and Badal was trying hard to make the record of being the biggest political family. He said Badal visited only that part of the state where the elections were due and made false promises to fetch votes.
Chhotepur alleged that Punjab was not being ruled by a political party but by Badal and company, who were destroying it with drugs.
He alleged, “The Congress is responsible for the 1984 riots. Industry is migrating from Punjab due to the current ruling party as in every small or big industry, the Badals want their share.”
Phoolka slammed the decision of the NDA government to make a committee to look into the need to form a special investigating team (SIT) in the 1984 riots saying, “Kejriwal had already taken the decision to make the SIT in February this year and the BJP had supported it. The SIT should look into the matter as to why 237 cases of riots were shut down abruptly.”
Mann slams Badal govt
SAD (A) president Simranjit Singh Mann on Saturday said the Badal government and the SGPC chief were not serious on getting released the Sikhs who were behind bars for no reason.
Speaking at the SAD (A) conference at the Shaheedi Jor Mela here, Mann said, “The Punjab government did not let Gurbaksh Singh continue his struggle in Punjab, so he moved to Haryana where he is getting support even from overseas.”
Mann said, “We Sikhs are peace-loving and those who are trying to destroy the peace of Punjab will not be spared.”
He said, “The state government has failed to check drugs in Punjab. Moreover, they are promoting it. The state government does not believe in punishing criminals as they are busy filling their own pockets.”