After the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), now the People's Party of Punjab (PPP) has decided to start a campaign on the social media to promote the PPP's policies and, at the same time, oppose the 'anti-people' policies of the SAD-BJP government. The party has also formed a special team which will post the content, videos and photographs on the party's official pages of Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp group.
Addressing a state-level meeting of youth workers of the PPP organised by president of the national youth wing Devinder Singh Dhothe at Moga on Sunday, party president and former Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal said, "Our aim is to make 20 lakh followers of the PPP's official Facebook, Twitter pages and WhatsApp. We will try to expose the state government's policies which have harmed all sections of Punjab. I assure that due to our efforts on the social media, the people of Punjab will definitely ask questions during the next assembly election in 2017 to Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and Sukhbir Singh Badal that why they ruined the fundamental rights of the people during their 10-year tenure," said the former finance minister.
Earlier, lashing out at Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, Manpreet alleged that deputy CM is 'misusing' the government machinery to promote his own business while all sections of the state have been seeking basic facilities for the last seven years, but nobody has come forward to hear their grievances so far.
The PPP chief said that people are unhappy with the alliance government, which has failed to fulfil the promises made to them. "PPP will certainly succeed in touching the consciousness of people in the coming days. Politics is not career and I have decided to serve my people till my last breath. On the other hand, the Badal family has made career through politics but the career of youth, farmers, labourers, small traders, students and poor sections of Punjab has been lost due to lack of good policies," he added.
Prominent among those who addressed the meeting included Devinder Singh Dhos, Kuldeep Singh Dhos, president of PPP's farmers wing; Gurmail Singh Dhaliwal, state secretary, Ravinder Singh Dhaliwal, district president, and other several senior leaders.Manpreet Singh Badal also announced the list of district presidents of the party's youth wing on the occasion.