Continuity with speed new govt's mantra: Sukhbir
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said that continuity with change and speed would be the hallmark of the new SAD-BJP government in the state.chandigarh Updated: Mar 19, 2012 19:19 IST
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday said that continuity with change and speed would be the hallmark of the new SAD-BJP government in the state.
Interacting with Hindustan Times staff at Mohali, he said that the SAD-BJP combine fought the last elections with a clear-cut message through its campaign, where voters were asked to judge the outgoing government on the twin issues of performance and development.
"Were people satisfied with our development? They had to say yes or no. This time, they voted for development. The Congress, on the other hand, came out with a confusing agenda - vendetta, 'maar deyange, kutt deyange'," the deputy chief minister remarked.
Sukhbir asserted that the people of Punjab had given them a strong mandate. "We are not going to waste even a single day. We are going to hasten the pace of development. All the planning has already been done. Earlier, we didn't have the time."
There will be big changes in Punjab in the next two years, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) president asserted.
Asked about accusations that the combine had won elections due to money power, Sukhbir quipped, "If money could win elections, Mukesh Ambani would have been the Prime Minister of India."
First Published: Mar 19, 2012 18:14 IST