SAD may contest Delhi polls

On a high after it won the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee elections,the Shiromani Akali Dal may now field its candidates in the Delhi Assembly elections.

Written by Express News Service | Kapurthala | Updated: April 11, 2014 6:05 pm

On a high after it won the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee elections,the Shiromani Akali Dal may now field its candidates in the Delhi Assembly elections.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday hinted that the SAD may field its candidates in the Assembly elections after discussions with its ally,the BJP.

Talking to the media at Begowal,where he had come to attend a function to mark the death anniversary of Sant Baba Prem Singh Ji Muraalewale,the father-in law of SAD MLA Bibi Jagir Kaur,Badal launched a scathing attack on the Congress. “The Congress,which ruled the country for over six decades,is totally responsible for social maladies like poverty,inflation,corruption,illiteracy and other problems,which were being faced by the country today,” Badal said,adding “People must use their ballot (in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections) to change the fate of the country by ousting Congress from power,thereby paving way for formation of NDA government”.

He also blamed the “faulty” policies of the Centgre for growth of Naxalism in the country and termed the Congress a “spent force”.

‘70 litres of potable water per day for all villagers’

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday said every resident in Punjab villages will soon get the 70 litres of potable water per day. On more than 78,000 beneficiaries not being paid under the Shagun Scheme,Badal said soon the state will release the money and an advance fund will also be created. Expressing concern over groundwater depletion,the CM said the cultivation of paddy was not in the interest of the farmers and thus,the government was laying stress on the crop diversification by adopting alternate crops like maize and basmati.

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