Terming the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as a party of thugs, deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said people who have been disowned by their families were part of the party.
“AAP aam aadmi di nahin, thaggaan di party hai... Jinnu koi pind ch puchhda nahi, ya jinnu gharon kadhya hunda ae, sab AAP ch varh jaande ne. (AAP is not a common man’s party, it belongs to thugs... Those who are non-entities in their villages, or those disowned by their families, join the AAP),” Sukhbir said, adding, “AAP ik missile hai... inhan da koi agenda nahi, koi nishana nahi, koi dharam nahi. Jiven East India Company apne desh ch aayi te lutt-khoh ke challi gayi, edan hi eh Delhi de leader Punjab luttna chaunde ne (AAP is a misguided missile, without an agenda, target or ethics. Like the East India Company looted the country, these leaders from Delhi want to loot Punjab).” He was talking to the media on the sidelines of a sangat darshan here at Ajitwal town of Nihal Singh Wala constituency.
“If you want development, Shiromani Akali Dal is the only option. If you want drama and false promises, “topi wale” (AAP) and the Congress are there,” he said.
“The ‘topi wale’ have succeeded in befooling the people in Delhi, but they won’t be able to do so in Punjab,” he said.
Slamming Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh, Sukhbir said, “Amarinder is close to people having ‘khalistani’ ideology as he is the only one to get ‘siropa’ from them. Capt visits a gurdwara in Ontario (Canada) where ‘khalistan zindabad’ banners can be seen.”
He said in the last nine years, SAD worked on development and has solved the electricity problem, besides laying world-class roads. He said ‘Seva Kendras’ will start functioning before August 15. The deputy CM also distributed `5.32-crore in grants among 28 panchayats of Nihal Singh Wala constituency, besides releasing `20 lakh for a school to be built by Lala Lajpat Rai Yaadgari Committee.
Agriculture minister Tota Singh, Nihal Singh Wala MLA Rajwinder Kaur Bhagike, Moga MLA Joginder Pal Jain and Baghapurana MLA Maheshinder Singh were also present. NEW DELHI: The Union cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved three highway projects worth Rs 5,965 crore, in its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
These include the Aurangabad-Telwadi section of National Highway (NH)-211 in Maharashtra, the AngulSambalpur section of NH-42 (New NH-55) in Odisha, and the Phagwara-Rupnagar section of NH-344A in Punjab.
The estimated cost of fourlaning of the Aurangabad-Telwadi section (87 km) is Rs 2,029 crore, including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation, according to a spokesperson of teh ministry of road transport and highways.
It would generate employment potential of 3.5 lakh mandays. The project in Odisha (151 kilometres) will be taken up at a cost of `2,492 crore, and generate more than 6 lakh man-days of work.
In Punjab, the 81km four-laning will be done at an estimated cost of Rs 1,444 crore, generating 3.3 lakh man-days of work.
This road will join Phagwara with Rupnagar via Nawashahir (Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar) and be the shortest route to Amritsar from Chandigarh.