Dhindsa blames ''hype'' for AAP win in Punjab

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: May 21, 2014 20:24 IST

Finance minister of Punjab, Parminder Singh Dhindsa on Wednesday said that it was the hype due to which, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was able to dent the seats of SAD-BJP coalition in the state. He said mostly NRIs from Punjab supported the movement of AAP in the state as a result it was able to win four seats.

Dhindsa said, “Corrective measures have been put in place and a three-member committee has also been formed so that the party (SAD) could again rise during the coming 2017 assembly polls in Punjab. Hype was created across the country in favour of AAP. But the party was not able to perform in rest of the country, but Punjab.”

He said that the three-member committee would look into the weaknesses of the party that caused defeat of the coalition in the state. He said, “As of now there is an NDA government, which also constitutes SAD, it will be very easy to get funds for Punjab for the development of all sectors.”

Dhindsa had come to attend a programme organised at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan. The programme was conducted by trading and consultancy organisation Sun Group in association with Markfed.

Sun group announced that it would open 50 skill development centres in Punjab through its NGO, Sun Foundation. Sun Group would also open agriculture centers in collaboration with Markfed.

Speaking on the occasion, Dhindsa stressed on the need of skill development for the youth in Punjab, adding that the government would give full support to Sun Group for opening such centres in the state.

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