Terming it as the strongest-ever indictment of the Parkash Singh Badal government by the alliance partner, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa said the 'public rejection' of the crisis-ridden state's demand for a special package was the last nail in the state government's coffin.
Bajwa said the Badal government had staked everything on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. It has now turned out that this crisis was the result of the mismanagement by the rulers and was thus "made by Badals", said Bajwa, referring to the 'caustic' remarks made by BJP's Punjab incharge Shanta Kumar on the "five star culture" of the Badal government.
The PPCC chief said nothing could be more humiliating for Badal than these observations on the functioning of his government, which had been resorting to profligacy and unproductive expenditure, adding to the debt burden on the plea that it was necessary for taking up development projects.
Bajwa called upon Badal to explain how the demand for a special package made by his government had been categorically rejected by the Modi government.
"We were waiting that Badal would take his trucks to Delhi to bring back truckloads of money from the Modi government, but it is now abundantly clear that he had been making such promises to the people to befool them. His lies now stand exposed and he has no moral right to continue after such a strong indictment," he added.