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AAP will loot Punjab, like British did to India: Sukhbir

punjab Updated: Aug 26, 2016 10:25 IST
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Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal addressing a gathering during SAD rally at Mour Mandi in Bathinda on Thursday. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT Photo)

Targeting the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), deputy chief minister (CM) Sukhbir Singh Badal compared Arvind Kejriwal led AAP with that of British empire on Thursday.

Addressing the gathering during Akali Dal rally in Maur constituency Sukhbir said if the AAP comes to power in 2017, its leaders will loot Punjab just like the British did with India.

“By winning Punjab, Kejriwal wanted to do confrontation politics to settle scores with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The AAP rule will lead Punjab into a complete mess,” said deputy CM.

“Though AAP managed to win four seats during parliamentary elections by luck only, but the people of Punjab will not make this happen in 2017 assembly elections,” said Sukhbir “From naxalites to people, who either have marital or family disputes, joined AAP with no political standing,” said Sukhbir, while taking jibe at AAP.

Labelling AAP as party of turncoats, Sukhbir said the politicians, who were shown door by other political outfits, joined the said party.

Meanwhile, Sukhbir attacked Congress and exhorted people to ask their leaders about the development done during Congress tenure from 2000-2007.

“The Congress had nothing to offer to voters, since it had done nothing during its tenure. Its leaders must tell people about employment generated by them,” said Sukhbir.

“The SAD-BJP alliance will win at least 95 seats this time to repeat the government third time,” said Sukhbir.

Deputy CM came up with a fresh slogan ‘Na rahoo Khooni Panja, na rehn ge Topi wale, Punjab vich jhoolan ge sirf kesari Jhande’ (Neither the bloodied hand of Congress nor AAP’s caps will stay, only saffron flags will take a swing).

“This is for the first time that at least Rs 450 crore was spent in Maur constituency in past four and half years,’ said Maur MLA Janmeja Singh Sekhon.

“There is a need to remain cautious from anti-Punjab forces, to continue with developmental agenda,” Sekhon said.

Later on, Sukhbir laid foundation stone of Maur-Talwandi railway over bridge worth Rs 70.85 crore, Bhai Bakhtaur railway over bridge worth Rs 33.50 crore and widening of Rampura-Maur road worth Rs 84.41 crore.

Sukhbir visited Hindu temple in Maur Mandi to pay obeisance on the occasion of Janmashtami.