Sidhu forum will score a duck, says Sukhbir Badal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalalabad
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2016 14:43 IST
Sukbir Singh Badal during a sangat darshan at Jalalabad. (HT Photo)

In one of its sharpest attack in Navjot Singh Sidhu’s political forum ‘Awaaz-e-Punjab’, deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said the forum will not be able to make any difference in political equation of the state and score zero seats in the Punjab assembly polls.

The forum was formed on September 8 and on the next day the deputy chief minister said leaders of the forum only wanted to grab power and interest of the state was not their priority.

Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir, who was holding sangat darshan here at his assembly constituency, also criticized Aam Aadmi Party (AAP ) for ditching its ‘‘responsibility towards the people of Delhi’’ and said AAP in its ‘greedy’ quest for attaining power in the state had paid no heed to the development in the national capital city.

Earlier, he laid the foundation stone of new flooring in the villages, distributed grants for NREGA Bhawan, dharamshalas for Schedule Caste community, sports stadiums, boundary wall around village ponds and sports equipment. He also said over `700 crore had been spent on the development of border area during the previous years.

Recounting welfare initiatives taken by the SAD led government in the state, he said the government has initiated attadal scheme and made health insurance free for farmers and traders among other things.

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