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No vision in Cong,only confusion,says Prasad

The BJP on Sunday questioned the Congress on its vision for Punjab.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: January 16, 2012 3:43:28 am

The BJP on Sunday questioned the Congress on its vision for Punjab. BJP National General Secretary and Chief spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad said that in Punjab,only confusion prevails in Congress and that the party has no vision at all. the Congress has no vision,only confusion prevailed.

“If the vision of the Congress for Punjab is similar to that of the Central government then price rise and inflation would prevail,” he said,while seeking to know from the Congress who would be their Chief Ministerial candidate in Punjab.

“The SAD-BJP alliance had already announced that Parkash Singh Badal would be the CM candidate of the combine,” he said.

Prasad rejected the suggestion that the incumbent government does not repeat in Punjab as per previous trends.

“There has been a change in the mood of voters now. In Bihar JD(U) came back and the performance in the polls was much better than last time. In Gujarat,the BJP has won repeatedly. Same is the case with Chhattisgarh. This reflects the changing mood of the people,” he said.

He further said the Congress has not been able to control its rebels and there were 55 of them in fray.

Commenting on the Congress rebels,Prasad said,“I was told the other day there are as many as 55 rebels of Congress in the fray. How can a party which is not able to contain rebels will serve the state,” he questioned,while addressing the media at the BJP office in Sector 37.

Referring to around 40-year-old relations of SAD and BJP in Punjab,he said that “the alliance between the two political parties remained even after lot of political turmoil.”

“There has been great legacy of political understanding between the two parties (SAD and BJP in Punjab),” he said replying to a query on whether the BJP felt threatened with SAD trying to increase its base in the urban areas.

“If Akali Dal is fielding Hindu candidates,we also have worker base comprising of Sikhs. Both the parties have their own ideologies,” he said,adding that the alliance would form the government again in Punjab. He said misrule of the Congress and FDI would be two important issues during the elections.

On the issue of corruption cases against few Punjab ministers and later their removal,he said that “it was a case of CBI misuse at the hands of political masters.”

he also took up the issue of sub-quota for minorities and accused Congress of indulging in worst form of communal propaganda to garner votes in poll bound Uttar Pradesh and other four states. He cited that religion based reservation is not permissible under the constitution.

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