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MC polls: Badal thanks people for mandate to SAD-BJP

chandigarh Updated: Feb 26, 2015 22:36 IST
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Parkash Singh badal. BJP. SAD

Punjab chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patron Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday thanked the people of the state for the heavy electoral mandate to the SAD-BJP coalition in the municipal corporation elections, saying this was a referendum on the state government's "progressive and result-oriented policies".

"With these results, the SAD-BJP government further dedicates itself to building a new Punjab, free from poverty, illiteracy, unemployment and social evils and put it on a high growth trajectory," Badal said in a statement here.

"The victory has filled us with even greater humility and responsibility towards the aspirations of people," he said.

These results should not only be construed as a victory in civic polls but they actually reflect the resentment among the voters against the malicious campaign unleashed by the Congress to defame the hard-working and resilient Punjabis, Badal said.

He thanked the workers, leaders and other rank and file of the SAD-BJP for ensuring the thumping win for the ruling alliance.

The chief minister also complimented the State Election Commission, and civil and police administration for ensuring free and fair polls.