UPA has crossed all limits of corruption: Parkash Singh Badal

Chhapar (Ludhiana), Sept 19 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday hit out at the Congress led-UPA Government, and said that it had surpassed all the limits of corruption and completely betrayed the people of the country.

He said that UPA government had completely lost the confidence of the people and its days were numbered due to indulgence in sheer exploitation of the common man.

He further said that large number of scams and scandals being exposed everyday and now the time has come when people will show them the door.

Referring the recent UNO Committee Report in which India is rated even below Pakistan and Bangladesh at 113th position, Badal said that maladies like unemployment, illiteracy, poverty and inflation had enormously affected the life of a common man only because of wrong policies and programmes of the UPA Government.

"Whereas Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP state Government was performing its duty toward the people in a complete transparent and accountable manner but the State Congress leaders were envious of the day-by-day increasing popularity of SAD and BJP," he said.

Badal categorically said that he was confident that SAD-BJP alliance would keep on ruling the state forever instead of 25 years as people say because of its pro-people policies and programmes.

He further alleged that the Congress has always meted out step motherly treatment with Punjab despite of enormous contribution of state during the freedom movement and consequently in making the country self sufficient in food production.

"These state Congress leaders had never raised their voice against this unfair treatment and now they were criticizing SAD-BJP unnecessarily. The successive Congress governments at the Centre had always ignored the interests of state," he added.

Badal pointed out that recently the Union Government had extended the Industrial benefits to the neighboring states ignoring Punjab's legitimate rights.

He said that Punjab has been worst sufferer of the apathetic attitude of the Centre because of its deliberate formulations of stringent parameters to exclude the state from the ambit of these schemes.

President SAD and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said that SAD-BJP Government was sensitized to the problems of people at the grass root levels whereas the Congress never bothered about their genuine problems for the reasons best known to them.

He said SAD-BJP alliance had drawn a roadmap to ensure overall development and prosperity in the state.

He pointed out several path breaking initiatives have been taken in the field of agriculture, power, infrastructure, education, health and Industry. Soon Punjab would emerge as a power surplus state in the country.

Sukhbir Singh Badal said that the SAD-BJP government was the only state government in the country spending Rs.6000 crore annually to provide free electricity to the Punjab's farmers that provides benefit of about Rs. 90,000 annually to each.

He also said that the government had launched a crusade against the drug menace in the state and arrested 1200 persons including some police personals in one month involved in drug trafficking.

The Deputy Chief Minister also issued a strictly warning to the Police and other officers that anyone found helping any drug peddler would be directly terminated in future.

He also called upon the people to give fulsome support to bring NDA in power at the Centre in forth coming Lok Sabha elections to initiate a new era of country's development and prosperity in the right earnest.

"The coming years would completely transform the entire picture of the state and it's functioning as major initiatives were being taken by the state government to ensure the welfare of the people and development of the state," Sukhbir Badal said.

Prominent amongst those were present on the occasion included Secretary General SAD and Member Rajya Sabha Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Information and Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, Advisor to Chief Minister Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal, PWD Minister Sharanji Singh Dhillon, former Union Minister Baldev Singh Ramoowalia, Manpreet Singh Ayali, Darshan Singh Shivalik, S R Kaler, Iqbal Singh Chunda and Ranjit Singh Dhillon (all MLAs), Senior SAD leader Jathedar Santa Singh Umedpuri, Ranjit Singh Talwandi, Bikram Jit Singh Khalsa, Bhag Singh Mallah, Harjit Singh Grewal, Jagjit Singh Talwandi, Simranjit Singh Dhillon, Kamaljit Singh Mallah and Yadwinder Singh besides many other SAD and SGPC leaders. (ANI)

Matches

MORE TOP STORIES TODAY

Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Kohli wins the toss and puts Delhi into bat. Chris Gayle MISSES OUT!!! More »

Kallis, Narine star in Knight Riders’ crushing win

Kallis, Narine star in Knight Riders’ crushing win

An all-round display saw Knight Riders thump Mumbai Indians by 41 runs in the IPL-7 opener. More »

Gavaskar wants a clean IPL

Gavaskar wants a clean IPL

"Integrity is non-negotiable..." says the BCCI's interim chief ahead of Season 7 of the tainted league. More »

'Yak' Kallis still on top of his game

'Yak' Kallis still on top of his game

The 38-year-old South African veteran turned it on for Kolkata Knight RIders in the opening match of IPL-7. More »

Srinivasan named in fixing report: SC

Srinivasan named in fixing report: SC

The court emphasised that the tainted administrator can no longer work for the BCCI. More »

Yuvraj happy to play for RCB: Kohli

Yuvraj happy to play for RCB: Kohli

New-look RCB will play their first game of IPL-7 on Thursday. More »

IPL: News Line

IPL: News Line

A round-up of all the news from this season of the IPL. More »

Shane Watson issues moral warning

Shane Watson issues moral warning

'Everyone knows what is right and what is wrong and if you do the wrong thing it will be found out' More »

Why I'm not looking forward to the IPL

Why I'm not looking forward to the IPL

Welcome to another season of a league that many watch but few trust. More »

Nepal players call off boycott

Nepal players call off boycott

Thaw in relations after formation of an advisory committee that would work in tandem with the Cricket Association of Nepal. More »

Johnson may quit T20s for Tests

Johnson may quit T20s for Tests

Australia's Mitchell Johnson may quit limited-overs cricket to prolong his test career with an eye on the 2015 Ashes series in England, the fast bowler… More »

There's a lot going on: Fleming

There's a lot going on: Fleming

He experienced anxious moments in the lead-up to the tournament as the courts decided on whether to suspend the franchise, he said, but stressed that the… More »

Latif couldn’t work with tainted players

Latif couldn’t work with tainted players

Former Pakistan cricket captain Rashid Latif said Tuesday he turned down the job of national chief selector because he could not work with ex-players tainted… More »

We are not over-confident: Bailey

We are not over-confident: Bailey

Indian Premier League — George Bailey-led Kings XI Punjab will face Chennai Super Kings on Friday. More »

Big runs expected, with bat and ball

Big runs expected, with bat and ball

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Their main concern, once again, is the fast bowling More »

Taxing issue — BCCI hits roadblock

Taxing issue — BCCI hits roadblock

MoU between BCCI & its units to avoid double taxation delayed after a few decline to share details. More »

Black Caps pick rookie duo for West Indies

Black Caps pick rookie duo for West Indies

New Zealand selectors included two new caps in a 15-man Test squad named Tuesday to tour the West Indies, with injury-hit spinner Dan Vettori's future… More »

The stage is set for IPL-7 to start

The stage is set for IPL-7 to start

The Preview — Defending champions Mumbai Indians take on Kolkata Knight Riders More »

Srinivasan appeals to court to allow BCCI comeback

Srinivasan appeals to court to allow BCCI comeback

He was aggrieved by the allegations against him during the hearing. More »

Klinger on his exit from South Australia

Klinger on his exit from South Australia

Michael Klinger has revealed he felt compelled to leave South Australia after being told he would be only a fringe part of the Redbacks' plans for next season, and disputed the suggestion that he left… More »

India: cricket's Brazil

India: cricket's Brazil

They are tough to beat with a big talent base exposed to good facilities. (CYCSPL) More »

Delhi Daredevils say no to gifts

Delhi Daredevils say no to gifts

Franchises are doing their bit to refurbish the image of the tainted league. More »

India-Pakistan Test series likely in 2015

India-Pakistan Test series likely in 2015

The revival of Indo-Pak Test ties could take place in UAE. More »

Kohli hopes to end RCB trophy drought

Kohli hopes to end RCB trophy drought

'This time around we will hope to go few more steps ahead and actually get that trophy' More »