Manpreet Badal a failed finance minster, says Harsimrat Badal

“During our regime, we gave jobs to nearly 2.5 lakh people”

punjab Updated: Sep 16, 2017 13:50 IST
Hillary Victor
Hillary Victor
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Union minister for food processing industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal.(HT Photo)

Union minister for food processing industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday said Manpreet Singh Badal will be remembered as one of India’s failed finance ministers.

Badal, who was speaking after the inauguration of a five-day exhibition ’Naya Bharat Karke Rahenge in Sector 17, said, “When Manpreet Badal was finance minister in the Akali Dal government, there was no development in the state. Progress began the day he left. But he has proved to be complete failure again.”

The exhibition was part of a mass campaign started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take six resolves to free the country of corruption, poverty, filth, communalism, terrorism and casteism.

She said Manpreet is responsible for farmers’ suicide as the Congress government has failed to keep its promise of waiving farm loans.

She lashed out at the Congress for failing to fulfil its poll promises even as it is completing six-month tenure on Saturday.

The entire development of the state has come to halt, she claimed, adding the government has not given job to a single person even as so many posts are lying vacant.

“During our regime, we gave jobs to nearly 2.5 lakh people,” she said.

On the drug issue, she said it was the Congress which earlier claimed that there were 70% drug addicts in the state but now stands exposed after the studies by AIIMS and PGIMER found that only 1% people are drug addicts.

She called upon the youth, farmers and women to benefit from the policies and projects of the food processing ministry for increasing their income and business with value addition to their agri products.

Earlier, Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher highlighted the importance of active public participation for proper implementation of government programmes.

First Published: Sep 15, 2017 21:12 IST