Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday took a dig at the Aam Aadmi Party, saying there was no democracy in the party and it was being ruled by a dictator Arvind Kejriwal.
"The party has failed to fulfil all its promises. The Lokpal was yet to take final shape in Delhi and taxes have been increased in the Capital, causing a lot of anguish to the public," Sukhbir told reporters here. Commenting on the leaked audio tape of AAP's Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann, Sukhbir said the party has lost all credibility in Punjab.
Badal also sought more funds from the Centre under the smart city project besides announcing construction of an elevated road in the city at a cost of Rs 1,100 crore. The project has been initiated to find a permanent solution to traffic congestion in the city. The elevated road would start from Samrala Chowk and end at Octroi Post on Ferozepur Road.
He said the central government should allot at least Rs 2,500 crore for Ludhiana as amount of Rs 500 crore was not sufficient for the overall development of the city. He said the state was willing to invest Rs 500 crore under this project for Ludhiana city alone.
While replying to a query on Sahnewal airport, Sukhbir said the airport could not function properly due to some technical problems. He said now he has taken up the matter with the civil aviation ministry and requested it to construct civil terminals at the Halwara Air Force Station which could be used as a domestic airport.