The ministers took questions from a select audience, as they spoke about the drug crisis in Punjab, the terror attack in Pathankot.
Badal was responding to questions on the drugs crisis in his state at the latest edition of Express Adda in Delhi, which he attended.
The statements are significant because both Congress and SAD have repeatedly asserted that the 2017 polls will be a direct contest between the two parties and AAP, “with no political base in the state”, would be nowhere in the competition.
Badal said that, the People of Punjab and our security forces “are fully equipped to give a befitting reply to any attempt from across the border to undermine our national unity and integrity”.
He questioned the appointment of Jagtar Singh Hawara as Jathedar of Akal Takht. “How can people guilty of serious criminal activities can give leadership to the community?” he asked.
The Congress spokesperson claimed that Sukhbir had offered special incentives to investors in the food processing ministry.
Sukhbir was speaking at the concluding day of the two-day second Progressive Punjab Investors Summit, which saw a total investment commitment of Rs 1.15 lakh crore.
The district administration broke down Dashmesh Public School’s wall to set up a makeshift helipad close to the gurdwara.
The deputy chief minister, who is also the Home Minister, has directed the Akali leaders to to be more visible and make more contact with their constituents.
The deputy CM also slammed the opposition for demanding Tota Singh’s resignation.
A verification drive held by the state government had reportedly found that more than 50 per cent of beneficiaries of the atta-dal scheme were fake.
In another surprising visit, Sukhbir went to the residences of councillors Kamaldeep Karwal, Satpal Singh Lohara and Jagbir Sokhi — who all used to be the staunch supporters of independent MLA Simarjit Singh Bains.
Three BJP leaders have already been named in this case and more are likely to figure in it, if the case is thoroughly investigated.
Sukhbir launches project opened by ex-Cong MP on Aug 11.
During an I-Day function in Bathinda on Saturday, Sukhbir said, “Amarinder is mulling over the prospect of forming his own political outfit for this purpose and he had also threatened to quit the party.