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Rules twisted to benefit Adani, Ambani; BJP performing dangerous experiments with economy: Sunil Jakhar

The Congress leader added that the coming days will be worrisome for those in the small and medium businesses. “The traders are dejected because of the current market condition,” he claimed.

punjab Updated: Sep 27, 2017 12:43 IST
Vinay Dhingra
Vinay Dhingra
Hindustan Times, Pathankot
Adani,Ambani,BJP
Sunil Jakhar(HT Photo)

Congress candidate for Gurdaspur bypoll Sunil Jakhar on Tuesday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union finance minister Arun Jaitley for the “poor” economic condition in the country.

Campaigning in the Bhoa assembly segment of Pathankot district, Jakhar said, “The situation will worsen if people continue to support the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as it continues to perform dangerous experiments with the country’s economy.”

“People became aware of the family’s motives and rejected them, even though the Badals had claimed that will remain in power for 25 years.”

Taking a dig at Jaitley, Jakhar alleged that rules were “twisted to benefit” big businesses like those owned by the Adani and Ambani groups. He added that because of this, smaller players in the market are at the receiving end.

The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief added that after the Centre’s demonetisation decision, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had warned in the Rajya Sabha that the economy will be badly hit. “His warning proved right and the country is witnessing a decline in the GDP,” Jakhar said. The Congress leader added that the coming days will be worrisome for those in the small and medium businesses. “The traders are dejected because of the current market condition,” he claimed.

Taking a dig at the Badal family in Punjab, Jakhar said its members are “busy filling their pockets”. He also accused them of “grabbing all business”. He added, “People became aware of the family’s motives and rejected them in the assembly elections, even though the Badals had claimed that will remain in power for 25 years.”

First Published: Sep 27, 2017 12:42 IST