Bansal assures licenses for eligible vendors, slams BJP

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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  • Updated: Apr 02, 2014 18:57 IST

Congress candidate from city for the Lok Sabha polls, Pawan Kumar Bansal got support of vendors at the vegetable market in Sector 26 on Wednesday.

Bansal assured all the vendors of being rehabilitated on merits under a central government scheme for footpath workers which had already been announced earlier.

While addressing a large gathering organised by Small Vegetable Sellers Welfare Association in Sector 26, Bansal said it was now for the voters to decide their fate in the coming election by choosing the right candidate.

Bansal, while coming down heavily on the BJP, said the party had mastered the art of misleading people by repeating lies to make it seem truth.

He added that the so called 'Modi wave' was only restricted to spending crores in branding him and not admitting the harsh realities of his own state which had favoured only the big corporates.

“Since past 10 years the Congress has worked for the poor and the aam aadmi (commoners). This originally was a Congress slogan but now has been stolen by another party.” Bansal also added the Congress would continue to work on that ideology.

Referring to the BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Bansal said he was the same Modi about whom, sometimes back, Uma Bharti had stated that instead of development, she had seen destruction in Gujarat.

“It is ironical that the party, whose poll management was being handled by an American firm and Modi wearing his designer attire, costing lakhs, talk about the welfare of the poor,” Bansal said.



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