Manpreet Badal promises to cleanse system
Dibbipura January 30:
Former finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal vowed to provide governance free of corruption, goondaism and violence, if voted to power in the next Assembly elections in the state.
He was addressing a rally as part of Jago Punjab Yatra today. Dr Raj, block samiti member and SAD (B) leader, was the organiser of the rally. “If given a chance, I will cleanse the system. There will be no poverty and no unemployment in Punjab. The residents will not be deprived of the basic amenities.”
Badal is likely to float a new party at a function to be organised as part of Jago Punjab Yatra at Khatkar Kalan on March 23, the martyrdom day of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. Dr Raj, who commands considerable influence in Rai Sikh community, has joined hands with Manpreet Badal after developing serious differences with Ferozepur MP, Sher Singh Ghubhaya.
Badal while addressing the rally in Jalalabad Assembly segment, which is represented by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, said Punjab lagged behind in all spheres of development due to heavy debt. He said he holds no grudge against former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab, Sukhbir Badal.
His only agenda is to make Punjab regain its economic glory. “Parties, which ruled Punjab for 64 years yet could not provide basic amenities to its people, do not deserve to rule it again,” he said. He claimed that a number of elected members of Zila Parishad, Block Samitis and panchayats had joined Jago Punjab Yatra.