Punjab minister for information and public relations Bikram Singh Majithia said here on Tuesday that the Congress was frustrated over the overall development of Punjab done by the SAD-BJP government during the past nine years.
Addressing a press conference at Babbehali village near Gurdaspur on Tuesday, Majithia asserted that no section of the society whether farmers, traders, labourers, members of the SC/BC categories remained untouched by the benefits extended by the SAD-BJP government to them.
Majithia asserted that the basic infrastructure, including air and road connectivity, was strengthened in the state by the Badal government to build up a strong economy in Punjab.
Majithia claimed that under the Badal regime, Punjab had become the only state of India where electricity was provided round-the-clock at the cheapest rates to houses, shops, small, big and large scale industrial units.
Majithia said the Congress had no policy and programme for the people of Punjab during the upcoming state assembly elections.
Majithia said that now Punjab has sufficient and latest health services to offer, besides having improved education at all levels.
Majithia said that the SADBJP alliance would enter the 2017 state assembly elections with the developmental works it has done in Punjab it its about 10-year regime.
Commenting on the current row between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal and sacked AAP Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur over the latter’s involvement in alleged corruption, Majithia pointed out that it was quite obvious from the beginning that the AAP had entered Punjab politics with evil designs.
Terming the issue of `2 lakh allegedly taken by Chhotepur, Majithia said that AAP leaders themselves were accusing the party leadership of selling party tickets for crores of rupees.
Majithia alleged that the AAP had no respect for any faith and its various acts had hurt the feelings of the Sikhs, Hindus and Jains.
Majithia lashed out at Kejriwal alleging that his policies and programmes were dangerous for the social fabric of communal harmony.
Majithia hailed the decision of the central government to conduct an inquiry by a special investigation team into 28 cases relating to anti-Sikh riots in Delhi in 1984.
Majithia was here to give away prizes to winners of the Punjab Senior Wrestling Championship (Men and Women) on the second day of the ongoing three-day Babbehali ‘Chhinjh’ (wrestling feats). He also inaugurated a community hall built at a cost of `32 lakh in the village.