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Amarinder rejected twice by people, Kejriwal is a dictator: Sukhbir

punjab Updated: Sep 22, 2015 21:00 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said here on Tuesday that former CM Captain Amarinder Singh, rejected twice by Punjabis, was resorting to ‘tantrums’ to survive in politics as he knew that the Congress would soon expel him.

said after inaugurating the rural sports festival organised on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Baba Farid.

“When Amarinder was the chief minister, he kept the Punjabis at a distance and did not carry out any development works for Punjab. The previous Congress government even stopped schemes started for the welfare of people by the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party government,” said Sukhbir.

Criticising the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Sukhbir said that the real face of Aam Aadmi Party has come into open now and its leaders, who often preach of moral values, are themselves not following them. He said that almost every day, one AAP MLA or the other is getting entangled into criminal cases in Delhi.

Calling Arvind Kejriwal a dictator, Sukhbir said now everyone knows that there is nothing called democracy in AAP, besides the fact that the party had failed to fulfill all its promises. He said the Lokpal was yet to take final shape in Delhi, even as taxes had been increased.

He reiterated that all cities and villages of the state will have well carpeted roads, potable drinking water etc and an amount of more than Rs 4,000 crore and Rs 6,000 crore respectively, would be spent on it.

Deputy CM said the Punjab government has already issued the compensation amount to farmers whose cotton crop was damaged and would be distributed in a week.

He also handed over a cheque of Rs 30 lakh for setting up of a hostel at Wrestling Training Centre, Faridkot.

Before this function, the deputy CM paid obeisance at Tilla Baba Farid and also flagged off 25 PRTC buses and also inaugurated a 50-bedded drug de-addiction centre constructed with a cost of Rs 5 crore. Later, he also laid foundation a 66 KV power grid at village Maur near Kotkapoora.

He was accompanied by Faridkot MLA Deep Malhotra, Kotkapura MLA Mantar Singh, senior youth leader Parambans Romana and PRTC chairman Avtar Singh Brar.

First Published: Sep 22, 2015 19:37 IST