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Congress responsible for inflation, farmers’ debts: CM

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal addressed a rally on Saturday in favour of Kulwant Singh, SAD-BJP candidate from Fatehgarh Sahib, for giving a momentum to the ongoing campaign.

punjab Updated: Mar 29, 2014 23:41 IST
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Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal addressed a rally on Saturday in favour of Kulwant Singh, SAD-BJP candidate from Fatehgarh Sahib, for giving a momentum to the ongoing campaign.


The chief minister reached the venue at about 12 noon and the rally ended at about 2pm.

While addressing the rally, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal said that the massive gathering had given indications that the people would cast their votes in favour of the SAD-BJP candidate. He criticized the Congress- led UPA government and held it responsible for inflation, poverty and farmers’ debts.

He said that he had visited almost all constituencies and it appeared that the Congress would be defeated in these polls the way it was defeated in the election held immediately after the emergency way back in 1975.

Badal attacked the Congress saying that this time, the Congress had not declared its prime ministerial candidate indicating that the party wanted to hand over the reins of the country to vice- president of the Indian National Congress party, Rahul Gandhi, who did not have much experience in politics.

He had not held any important portfolio in the government. Other prominent speakers Santa Singh Umaidpur, chairman of the Punjab Mandi Board, Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, Balbir Singh Rajewal, Kirpal Singh Khirnia member PAC, SAD and halqa in-charge Jagjiwan Singh Khirnia former MLA also addressed the rally. e any relief to common man and specially to farmers of Punjab. Chief parliamentary secretary, NK Sharma was also present in the rally. During the rally local leaders of the Bahujan Samaj party also joined the SAD- BJP combine.