It was little over a month when Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal made her first public appearance in her constituency Bathinda. Too much of work as a new Union minister kept her occupied in Delhi, said Kaur.
The Badal Bahu, however, did not consider that her winning margin had reduced drastically from 1.21 lakhs in 2009 to little over 19,000 votes this time. In an upbeat mood, she said, “SAD’s votebank did not budge here or there. I got almost the similar number of votes as I got in 2009 elections. My vote share was 43.7 per cent, which was the second highest in Punjab after Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann. So for me, people supporting me are still with me. I don’t want to get more into number games, now my job is to set food processing ministry on the right track as the previous government had left it in a complete mess.”
She further said, “It seems that I will take a full term in setting things on right track as a lot of wrongdoings have been done in the previous 10 years. However, I am trying my level best to give results within minimum time period because our PM Narendra Modi is a result oriented PM and he needs results from his ministers. So I am on job and I am working hard to give the maximum benefit to the farmers out of this ministry.”