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HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014

Harsimrat's induction promotes dynastic rule: Bajwa

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, May 27, 2014
First Published: 20:51 IST(27/5/2014) | Last Updated: 21:04 IST(27/5/2014)

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa, on Tuesday said it was ironic that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had gone against his own principle of opposition to dynastic politics, the core of his election campaign, by inducting Harsimrat Kaur Badal from the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) into his cabinet.

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He said there was no other such example of the promotion of dynasty in the country and this happened to be another 'distinction' achieved by Punjab under the leadership of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal. He state that in the process, senior leaders such as Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and Balwinder Singh Bhunder had been ignored.

Bajwa, however, welcomed the first interaction between Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif and said it would facilitate free trade between the two countries via the land route.

He said the shift in Modi's stand from his earlier speeches towards better relations with Pakistan had raised hopes in this border state, whose economy would get much-needed boost from free trade with Pakistan. He said this would further pave the way for direct access to Central Asian markets.


 

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