Responding to the Akalis terming the Congress manifesto,for the Municipal Corporation polls,as a pack of lies,Leader of Opposition Sunil Jakhar,on Sunday,said it was the SAD-BJP combine that had sold lies in the recent Vidhan Sabha elections and was now doing the same for the civic body polls. Without understanding and even reading the Congress manifesto,SAD has reacted to it, Jakhar said.
He also slammed the Shiromani Akali Dals (SAD) claims that the Congress had adopted different stances on the same issues in Haryana and Punjab. By comparing it (manifesto) with Haryana,SAD has forgotten that Punjab Congress is the one,which annulled the water sharing agreement much to the discomfort of the Haryana Congress. When it comes to safeguarding the interests of Punjab,Congress is second to none. If the SAD-BJP combine has to really emulate the Haryana government,let them start by reducing VAT on petrol like Haryana has done and provide a relief of Rs 7 to 8 per litre to consumers in Punjab. What is the fun of sham arguments and crocodile tears when the SAD-BJP combine has nothing to offer, the Leader of Opposition added.
Jakhar also lashed out at the ruling combines remarks on graft within the Congress. By resolving to provide corruption-free municipal governance,has Congress committed any crime.. SAD BJP should look into its backyard before making a mockery of others when ones own leaders have been convicted of corruption. Is it not a common mans right to seek corruption-free governance and an obligation of the political set-up to deliver it, he said.