Politically-drowned Capt, Manpreet cannot win people's faith: Harismrat
Terming the 'shake-a-hand' effort of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Capt Amarinder Singh and People's Party of Punjab (PPP) founder Manpreet Singh Badal as a 'political drama' to mislead people of the state, member of Parliament Harsimrat Kaur Badal has claimed that the two can never win the faith of people.punjab Updated: Sep 10, 2012 23:21 IST
Terming the 'shake-a-hand' effort of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Capt Amarinder Singh and People's Party of Punjab (PPP) founder Manpreet Singh Badal as a 'political drama' to mislead people of the state, member of Parliament Harsimrat Kaur Badal has claimed that the two can never win the faith of people.
"Both are making efforts to shake hand with each other, but they can never win the faith of people of Punjab by adopting such cheap political gimmicks. Punjabis are wise enough to understand their misleading tactics," she said.
Harsimrat, who was at Balianwali village to inaugurate a state-of-art 'fard kendra' and organise Nanhi Chaan programme in other villages, said, "Capt Amarinder Singh and Manpreet Badal were rejected by people of Punjab in the recent assembly elections and they will get a similar treatment at the hands of people in the 2014 parliamentary elections. The Congress-led UPA would be decimated by people due to its pro-MNC and anti-poor policies."
On the issue of a protest by Congress workers, the Bathinda MP dared Amarinder to organise a protest at 10 Janpath, the residence of UPA chairperson in Delhi, against multi-crore scams, unprecedented inflation, weekly rise in prices of petro-products and anti-people policies of the UPA at the Centre.
Replying a media query, Harsimrat said, "Amarinder Singh has proved a disoriented 'Captain' of a drowning ship of the Congress in Punjab and Manpreet Singh a political mercenary who is desperately trying to climb the disillusioned ship of Congress."
Both the Congress and PPP would have no mention in the annals of political history of Punjab as they have backstabbed people at critical junctures and people would teach them a befitting lesson in the 2014 parliamentary polls, she added.
Accompanied by irrigation minister Janmeja Singh Sekhon, Harsimrat gave away sewing machines to the needy girls under 'Nanhi Chaan' (campaign against social evils) in Gill Khurd, Mandi Khurd and Kotbhara villages.
Workers jailed during SAD movements to be honoured
Education minister Sikander Singh Maluka has said chief minister Prakash Singh Badal and deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal, who is also Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president, have decided to honour all those workers of the party who were imprisoned for more than 15 days during different movements of the party. Maluka appealed to such workers to submit all the proofs of imprisonment with respective district presidents of SAD or SGPC members or party MLAs so that party could honour the workers and the kin of those who had passed away.
First Published: Sep 10, 2012 23:15 IST