Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday said that People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) had no future in the state and its chief Manpreet Singh Badal had committed political suicide by leaving Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) at the behest of Congress party.
Addressing the gathering during the concluding day of Sangat Darshan program of the Lambi assembly segment here on Friday, the chief minister said that the Congress had always adopted the policy of ‘Divide and Rule’ to weaken the SAD and the constitution of PPP was part of one such conspiracy of the Congress.
He said despite several efforts, the SAD had always emerged stronger as ‘it is like an ocean where hardly any difference is caused if any leader leave the party’.
Badal said that history of state polity was an ample proof that people had never accepted the treacherous attempts of the Congress leaders and SAD had emerged victorious and more powerful after every such attempt.
The chief minister said that Manpreet had fallen prey to the cheap tactics of Congress party but as usual the wise voters of Punjab had shown the door to him.
Badal said that Manpreet had ruined his entire political career by floating the PPP because the people of Punjab would never forgive him for this political blunder.
Taking a dig at the PPP, he said that the result of Moga byelection had proved that people hardly had faith in the party as its candidate has lost its security deposits, which was a clear proof of its dwindling popularity among the masses.
The chief minister further said the condition of Congress after the debacle of its official candidate in Moga byelection with a patient in ‘ICU’ on last breath.
He said: "The people of Punjab have time and again rejected the divisive politics of Captain Amarinder Singh and have reposed their faith in the people friendly and development-oriented policies of the SAD. Badal said that people were fed up due to the anti-people policies of the Congress led UPA government at the Centre and the party would be routed out from the state in the next Lok Sabha elections.