Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal took repeated attacks by Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) head on and said the people of the state were neither helpless nor addicts, rather are resilient, who have contributed enormously to the overall development of the state.
Congress and AAP, the main challengers to the ruling party in the upcoming assembly elections, have been charging SAD- led state government for multi-crore scams and rampant drug abuse in the state and are demanding ‘‘answers’’ from the Badal government.
“Punjab government is accountable to the people of Punjab and thus this government hardly needs any kind of certification from anyone else. I need certification of last nine years of SAD-BJP performance and not from opposition, but actually from the people of Punjab,’’ Badal said at the sangat darshan in Lambi constituency of Muktsar district on Saturday.
Referring to Congress party’s allegations of so-called law and order turbulence in Punjab and making police administration target, the chief minister said that at present Punjab was the most peaceful and harmonious state of country.
“The petty incidents could happen at any point of time across any part of the world,’’ he said.
Responding to a query on allegations of recruitment scam in state, Badal said that he had already ordered a vigilance inquiry to get into the bottom of the case and none of any person found guilty would be spared at any cost.
At the programme, Badal also sought support from the farmers to counter white fly pest attack on cotton in future, by destroying weeds around their fields that serve as breeding ground for white fly.
The CM accompanied with district administration officials, heard to grievances of people in Gaggar, Mithri, Fatuhiwala, Singhewala Dhani, Warringkhera, Fattekera, Killianwali and Mandi Killianwali villages.