‘Sidhu will meet same fate as Barnala and Manpreet’

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Barnala
  • Updated: Jul 29, 2016 15:46 IST
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal during ‘sangat darshan’ at Tapa in Barnala on Thursday. (HT Photo)

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal said former MP Navjot Singh Sidhu will meet the same fate as that of former chief minister Surjit Singh Barnala and former finance minister of Punjab Manpreet Singh Badal.

He added that both, Manpreet and Barnala, were sent to political oblivion by the people of Punjab for ditching their mother party.

While addressing a gathering during sangat darshan in Bhadaur assembly segment at Tapa on Thursday, Badal said, “Opportunists like Sidhu have no place in Punjab politics and people will teach him a lesson.”

“Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is a haven for fugitives and unprincipled politicians. These people do not have any ideological bonding. They have joined hands in false hope of assuming power in the state,” he added.

Badal also targeted Capt Amarinder Singh by saying that Amarinder has an anti-farmer track record, as he had discontinued free electricity to farmers during his regime.

The chief minister said that the magnitude of drug abuse in Punjab is much less than many other states. He said that opposition is hell bent on branding Punjabis as drug addicts just to paint a wrong picture of the state before the world for their vested interests.

“Heroin comes from from Afghanistan via Pakistan. We deserve kudos, not brickbats, as we are efficiently combating drug trafficking in the state,” said Badal.

Claiming that sangat darshan is a flagship program of the SAD-BJP alliance, Badal said that Congress leaders have always opposed the programme out of envy.

He added that All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bathinda is a gift; the hospital will provide world class healthcare at affordable price for the residents of Malwa region.

He assured early completion of Tehsil complex and Bus Stand at Tapa Mandi and added that a team headed by director local government and chief engineer will visit the town to prepare a master plan to give a facelift to the region.

Bhadaur Akali leader Darbara Singh Guru said CM’s sangat darshans in Bhadaur will result in the development in the area.

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