Stressing that Punjab was going through a “bad phase”, Congress spokesperson and film actor Raj Babbar claimed on Friday that funds sent by the Centre under different schemes were not properly used in the state.
Raj Babbar, on a visit to the city to participate in a function organised by local Congress unit on the birth anniversary of martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha, said, “I have got feedback that Punjab is going through a very bad phase. Punjab is under major debt and every Punjabi is suffering due to this.”
Answering a query, the actor-turned-politician said, “I have got feedback from local Congressmen and definitely I will convey the same to the party high command.”
Reacting to the alleged involvement of actor Vindu Dara Singh in IPL match-fixing, he said, “He is from the film fraternity but I don't feel that the entire institution or industry should get the blame due to one person.”
“If someone has done wrong, law will take its own course,” he quipped.
Earlier in the day, Babbar along with his wife and son paid obeisance at Harmandar Sahib.
National Commission for SC/ST vice-chairman Dr Raj Kumar Verka apart from Congress leaders were also present on the occasion.
On Amritsar seat, will abide by party orders: Babbar
Reacting to buzz among local Congress leadership that Raj Babbar might be fielded from the holy city in the next Lok Sabha polls, he said, “Till now, I have no indication or message from the party. I am party worker and do whatever the party says.”
As for the BJP's Amritsar MP Navjot Sidhu, Raj Babbar said, “I know he was a fine cricketer and is a very good orator but I cannot comment on his political career since I have never come across him in such manner. But he is a nice man.”