Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today charged the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre of deliberately stalling developmental projects in Punjab,for its vested political interests.
Interacting with media persons after inaugurating the 55th Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage festival at Guru Gobind Singh College,the Chief Minister said that a number of important projects of huge public importance were hanging fire,despite completion of the entire work because the Centre was not granting permission to operationalise them.
Citing an example,he said that the total civil work of the Bathinda Airport has been completed,but the Union Civil Aviation Ministry was not granting permission to operate flights from there. Badal said that he had personally taken up this matter with the top brass of the Union government,but to no avail.
It has vindicated our stand that the Congress party has always adopted an anti-Punjab stance, the chief minister said,adding that there was an unending list of such instances. The Congress leadership must desist from stooping too low because the wise people of Punjab will never spare them for these sinister activities, he said.
Replying to another query,the Chief Minister said that the SAD-BJP alliance would sweep the upcoming polls for Delhi Assembly as fed up by the rampant corruption and inflation,the wise voters of Delhi would show the door to the Congress.
Expressing concern over the massive destruction caused by cyclonic storm Phailin in east coastal areas of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh,Badal said the Punjab government would make every endeavour to help the two affected states.