Manpreet wants to implement secret agenda of Cong: Sukhbir

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Old 26-Jan-2011
Manpreet wants to implement secret agenda of Cong: Sukhbir

Bahawala January 26:

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal accused Manpreet Badal of causing damage to the people of the state by opposing facilities being extended to them by the Punjab Government. He said Manpreet’s aim was to implement “a secret agenda of the Congress”.

Addressing a rally after laying the foundation stones of five irrigation and seven other projects to make water available to parched lands of the Abohar, Balluana and Fazilka Assembly segments here today, he categorically said Manpreet had “connived with a section of Congress leaders and hence had adopted an “anti-poor people” approach.

“Why Manpreet has been opposing subsidies being given to various sections of society by the government when he himself has been taking subsidy running into lakhs of rupees?” he asked. The rally, which witnessed a huge turnout, was attended by Janmeja Singh Sekhon, Sewa Singh Sekhwan (ministers), MP Sher Singh Ghubhaya, Balluana MLA Gurtej Singh Ghuriana and political adviser to the SAD Sanjeev Godara. A section of leaders who are close to Manpreet’s father Gurdas Badal were also seen sitting on the dais.

Earlier, while addressing a series of public rallies in different parts of Ferozepur district, Sukhbir announced that the government might extend the benefits of the Shagun scheme being given to members of the Scheduled Caste to members of all backward classes. Maintaining that he had no personal grudge against Manpreet, Sukhbir said one should not play politics at the cost of the poor. He claimed that the government could make any sacrifice for providing subsidies to commoners.

Rejecting a proposal made by Union Finance Minister Parnab Mukharjee for making an Act to bring out black money and money stashed away in Swiss banks by describing the same as complete eyewash, he alleged that the proposal was being made to save Congress leaders, who had been holding money in Swiss banks. “What the Congress Government has given to the country is unprecedented price rise, scams, communalism and anti-people policies,” he alleged. He further said “anti-people attitude” of former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had also been exposed as he had urged the Prime Minister to stop giving grants to Punjab.

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