Union information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari on Saturday asked SAD-BJP alliance in state not to take power for granted.
“The way things are going on in state only indicates that it is the beginning of their end,” the union minister said, while addressing a political function organised by senior local leader KK Bawa in Atam Nagar constituency.
He said it was not important what the Congress had done for the country, as that was for everybody to see, but what is of concern to everyone is what those people aspiring to take power will do with the country, as there was fear and apprehension among a large section of society.
Tewari pointed out that the economy as well as the law-and-order situation in state was becoming worse day by day in state.
“The government was trying to make money by slapping arbitrary taxes on people like the property tax on as small a house as 50 square yards. But such measures do not generate resources,” he told the
government, adding that they need to build the confidence among investors so that they bring money to Punjab.
Tewari asked SAD-BJP government to identify a single section of the society, which was happy with them.
“Whether farmers, traders, industrialists or common man, everybody feels cheated and disillusioned in today's Punjab,” he said, while referring to the empty coffers that Akali-BJP government has to offer to the people of state.
Earlier, addressing workers' meeting, the union minister asked the Congressmen to unite. He regretted that certain mistakes have been made in the past and the result was that the entire state had to suffer. However, he expressed satisfaction that the Congress was united today and that everyone was working to strengthen it further.