PUNJAB CHIEF Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday urged people to vote for the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and Bharatiya Janta Party alliance in state to stop ‘anti-Punjab’ forces from capturing power.
Addressing a political rally, the CM said, “The upcoming polls will be decisive for the state as it would make or mar the future of Punjab. The fight will be between SAD and the enemies of Punjab such as AAP and Congress.”
“If anti-Punjab forces get a chance, the situation will be worse. People have to be extra cautious as this time it’s a clear battle and they have to choose between foes and friends of state,” added Badal.
The CM said, “The Congress party was the perpetrator of a deep-rooted conspiracy to deprive the state of its waters by constructing the Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) canal. The earlier UPA government had planned SYL to rob the waters of the state. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) had opposed it vehemently. Congress leaders are now shedding crocodile tears on issue while forgetting that the present state Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh had welcomed Indira Gandhi to lay foundation of this canal in 1980s.”
Badal alleged, “AAP is nothing more than a band of gossipmongers, which was good for nothing. AAP leadership was promising moon to everyone but in reality they have proved that they could not deliver anything.”
In his address, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal claimed that there was a massive wave in support of the SAD-BJP alliance. Sukbhir announced that the state government would soon open 2,000 medical stores across the state to distribute free medicines to people.