Ridiculing the demand by the opposition to impose the President's Rule in Punjab, revenue and public relations minister Bikram Majithia on Friday urged the President to install a caretaker government at the Centre.
Taking to task state Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa and his predecessor Capt Amarinder Singh for demanding the President's Rule in the state, Majithia said, "The two Congress leaders are completely frustrated -- one due to his political alienation and the other as he finds the state president's seat too hot to handle with over-ambitious fellow Congressmen keeping him on his toes. The dream of the Congress to have a proxy rule through the President's Rule would never be realised and it should forget to make a comeback in the state even in the next 25 years."
Majithia said the history showed that whichever state had rejected the Congress twice, the leaders of the party could not win back the hearts of the people there. He said the President's Rule was needed more in Delhi as that could make the CBI free and no more a puppet in the hands of the central government.
Reacting to PPP chief Manpreet Badal's statement that the SAD could also kill him, Majithia said, "It's a political stunt. During the last assembly elections, we had declared that the PPP was a B team of the Congress, which has been proved right."
Majithia was here on Friday to address a series of rallies in favour of the SAD-BJP candidates for the zila parishad and block samiti elections. Majithia addressed the gathering at Boha and Joga in Mansa district and Kot Shamir and Goniana in Bathinda district.
Demanding a caretaker government at the Centre, Majithia said, "The Congress-led UPA government has become synonymous with scams, shameless loot of national resources, ever-increasing inflation and politicisation of premier national agencies. Besides, the pathetic law and order situation in the national capital makes it a fit case for installing a caretaker government at the Centre."
Majithia said, "Whichever scam was unearthed in the country, the leaders of the Congress and its ally parties were found involved. A number of rape cases in the national capital and the deteriorating law and order situation have given the country a bad name abroad."
Exhorting the people to extend their wholehearted support to the SAD-BJP candidates, Majithia reiterated the SAD-BJP alliance's commitment to creating world-class infrastructure in rural areas on the pattern of urban areas.
Education minister Sikander Singh Maluka, chief parliamentary secretary Sarup Chand Singla and leaders Maheshinder Singh Grewal, Prem Mittal, Chatin Singh Samao and Darshan Singh Kot Fatta were present on the occasion.