Capt’s 6 months in of­fice have been that of be­trayal, says BJP

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - PUNJAB HINDUSTANTIMES - HT Cor­re­spon­dent


Launch­ing an at­tack on the Cap­tain Amarinder Singh-led Congress gov­ern­ment, which com­pleted six months in of­fice on Satur­day, the Pun­jab unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) flayed it for “fail­ing to ful­fil” its pre-poll prom­ises.

Ad­dress­ing a press con­fer­ence here, BJP state sec­re­tary Vi­neet Joshi and vice-pres­i­dent Har­jit Gre­wal said farm­ers, Dal­its and women were feel­ing cheated un­der the Congress rule. They said the Congress made tall prom­ises, in­clud­ing wav­ing farmer loans, drug erad­i­ca­tion within a month, job for each house­hold, ₹2,500 un­em­ploy­ment al­lowance, smart phones for youth and ₹1,500 pen­sion for the el­derly, but none of the prom­ise has been ful­filled.

“Amarinder’s six months in of­fice have been that of be­trayal, shat­tered dreams and false hope. Dur­ing these 180 days, if Amarinder and his min­is­ters have achieved some­thing, it is in­dulging in po­lit­i­cal vendetta, atroc­i­ties on Dal­its, gang­wars, power cuts, protests, road jams, atroc­i­ties on women and spurt in sac­ri­lege in­ci­dents,” they claimed.

“State farm­ers have lost all hope from the gov­ern­ment. At least 237 farm­ers have com­mit­ted sui­cide in Cap­tain’s 180-day rule. A farmer of Tedakalan vil­lage in Aj­nala tehsil, Ma­jor Singh, in his sui­cide note has held the Congress gov­ern­ment re­spon­si­ble for his plight,” said Joshi.

Al­ready hurt by Congress’ be­trayal, the peo­ple of Pun­jab are now fac­ing the brunt of gov­ern­ment’s min­is­ters, who are ne­glect­ing their de­part­ments, he

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