Punjab growth declining: Haryana cm
Kotli Surat Malhi May 11:
“Punjab’s growth is on the decline. In fact, for the past two and a half years, the development of the state has gone in back gear.
The good work that Capt Amarinder Singh had done during the Congress regime, has now been undone,” said Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Chief Minister of Haryana, while addressing a rally here in support of Congress candidate from Gurdaspur Partap Singh Bajwa.
“Punjab was once No. 1 state in the country as far development is concerned, but now it is lagging far behind. Sugarcane prices have fallen to Rs 135 per quintal in Punjab compared to Rs 185 quintal in Haryana. Punjab has now become a pale shadow of its past. Only the Congress has vision for an all-round development of the state,” maintained Hooda.
Addressing the rally, Capt Amarinder Singh, former Chief Minister of Punjab, asked the public to decide for themselves whom they wanted to see as their Prime Minister. “Whether it should be efficient and honest leader like Dr Manmohan Singh from the Congress or Lal Krishna Advani from the BJP, whose party had facilitated the release of hardcore terrorists from jails”.
Coming down heavily on the Badal family, he said Sukhbir Badal, Deputy Chief Minister, had formed a gang for his family’s welfare. Bajwa said people of the region wanted development and employment. “They have nothing to do with film stars. I am a son of this soil and always accessible to people,” said Bajwa.