Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal on Wednesday alleged that the Congress-led UPA government was trying to bail out its convicted leaders by passing an ordinance reversing the orders of the apex court.
Addressing reporters after attending a rally organised by revenue minister Bikram Majithia, Sukhbir said, "The passing of the ordinance is a clear indication that the scam-ridden government is eager to save its tainted leaders and allies."
He said people were seething in anger and the Congress would have to face the wrath of countrymen in the next general elections."
Citing examples of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar and Gujarat, Sukhbir said there was no future for the Congress in Punjab too. He said these states showed that once the Congress remained out of power for two consecutive terms, it was not able to make a comeback. In Punjab, the Congress would not come back to power for the next five decades, he claimed.
Sukhbir said, "I fail to understand why state Congress chief Partap Bajwa is day-dreaming. He is talking things without any logic." The Congress is set to get a shock as the SAD-BJP alliance would capture all 13 parliamentary seats in Punjab. "We would be the first ones to announce our candidates," he added.
He said the repeated attacks on Sikhs in foreign countries reflected the failure of the UPA government in protecting Sikhs.
Refuting the allegations by Bajwa on the law and order situation in the state, Majithia said Bajwa should first check the facts with the union government led by his own party, which had put Punjab in the list of top five states maintaining law and order and communal harmony.
Earlier during the rally, Sukhbir announced that two world-class sports stadia would be constructed at Majitha and Mattewal besides installing a new 66 KV sub-station at Mattewal.
Sukhbir said the Congress was misleading the electorate by spreading lies about the fiscal position of the state but there was no such crisis.
He also laid the foundation stones of various roads besides the new jail at Fatehpur in Amritsar.
'Will support Sidhu if he gets ticket'
Sukhbir said he did not want to comment on the Navjot Sidhu issue. But he added that the SAD would support Sidhu in case the BJP gave him the ticket from Amritsar.