Hindustan Times (Amritsar) - - Punjab -

Chandi­garh Congress MLAs on Satur­day lashed out at Shi­ro­mani Akali Dal (SAD) pres­i­dent Sukhbir Singh Badal for call­ing the Congress gov­ern­ment a “fail­ure” in first six months. In a state­ment, Congress MLAs said Sukhbir had “no moral right” to ques­tion the per­for­mance of the Congress gov­ern­ment in just six months.

“Over the past 10 years, the SAD-BJP ru­ined the state eco­nom­i­cally so­cially and po­lit­i­cally. Sukhbir is try­ing to hide his own fail­ures. by di­vert­ing at­ten­tion from his mis­deeds and mis­gov­er­nance. This will the main is­sue in Gur­daspur Lok Sabha by­poll,” Congress MLAs Sukhjin­der Singh Rand­hawa, Sukh Sarkaria, Harpar­tap Singh Aj­nala, Brinder­jit Singh Pahra, Tarsem Singh DC, Dharam­bir Ag­ni­hotri said in a state­ment.

They also said that Sukhbir is “not the leader of Op­po­si­tion nor has the po­lit­i­cal stature” to judge any gov­ern­ment. “He has been re­jected by peo­ple and pushed to mar­gins. Thus, he is not en­ti­tled to pass any judg­ment over work­ing of the gov­ern­ment. Why does Sukhbir not cite ex­am­ples of how many hos­pi­tals, col­leges, schools, roads he built or im­proved. The na­tional high­ways were sanc­tioned by the Cen­tre and the air­ports he claims to have cre­ated are par­tially func­tional. Scams of public works, ir­ri­ga­tion, lo­cal gov­ern­ment have been un­earthed. He is guilty of pro­mot­ing drug cul­ture, po­lice high-hand­ed­ness, un­em­ploy­ment, sui­cides of farm­ers and ac­cu­mu­lat­ing wealth by loot­ing the state,” they claimed.

The MLAs said any­one should not judge the gov­ern­ment just six months in the sad­dle, as state is fac­ing acute fi­nan­cial cri­sis and the in­tro­duc­tion of GST had hit rev­enue flow. “Give the Congress a year at least, to clear the muck cre­ated by Akalis in Pun­jab,” they added.

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