Amarkot (Tarn Taran), March 15
SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday introduced the candidature of former chief parliamentary secretary Virsa Singh Valtoha from the Khemkaran constituency for the 2022 Punjab Assembly polls.
The announcement got here a day after Badal had mentioned that he would contest from Jalalabad constituency. The polls are due early subsequent yr.
The Shiromani Akali Dal president was addressing a gathering on the event of the second ‘Punjab Mange Jawab’ (Punjab seeks reply) rally held right here.
Attacking the chief minister for presiding over the “worst” administration within the historical past of the state, the SAD president requested Amarinder Singh to inform Punjabis why he allegedly defrauded them with “false” guarantees.
Badal mentioned the chief minister should inform individuals why he swore a “false” oath within the identify of the holy Gutka Sahib (non secular e book) that he would waive all loans of farmers after forming the federal government within the state.
“Punjabis need solutions for the alleged fraud dedicated on them by the chief minister who whereas promising jobs to the youth additionally received kinds signed from them and issued affidavits promising the identical,” he mentioned.
Badal requested the chief minister to disclose “one factor” that he had completed for the individuals and the state within the final 4 years.
“Tell us one highway, energy grid or faculty you’ve made,” he mentioned, including that the scenario was such that even the holy metropolis of Amritsar was falling in disrepair and the Virasat-e-Marg was not being maintained.
Similarly, the promised compensation of Rs 10,000 per acre to farmers ploughing land past the barbed wire fence was not honoured, he claimed.
Badal praised Akali chief Valtoha for maintaining the get together flag flying within the constituency regardless of “excessive repression unleashed by Congress legislator Sukhhpal Bhullar”.
Former minister and SAD chief Bikram Singh Majithia mentioned the individuals of Khemkaran had given a befitting reply to Bhullar who had threatened to lodge circumstances towards individuals attending the rally.
Majithia alleged that the Congress-led authorities was burdening the individuals with contemporary taxes.
He mentioned the costs of petroleum merchandise in Punjab have been among the many highest within the nation due to the “enormous” worth added tax imposed on them by the state authorities. PTI