Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa on Wednesday described the promises made by the SAD-BJP alliance during the last assembly elections as “false” and appealed to voters in the district to vote for the Congress.
Addressing election meetings at Sohana village near here, Bajwa claimed that the SAD-BJP government was surviving on press statements and repeating the same set of promises every six months.
Bajwa claimed the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party government had cheated the youth on the promise of paying unemployment allowance. He also said the SAD had promised free education to poor and weaker sections, laptops to students of up to Class 12. “But now the state government has added a condition that unemployment allowance will be paid to those who are registered in the employment exchanges for more than three years.”
He said that all employment exchanges in the state were defunct. “Has the state government launched any drive to register unemployed youth,” he asked a gathering.
Bajwa was accompanied by Anandpur Sahib MP Ravneet Singh Bittu and SAS Nagar MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu.