Chandigarh: Struggling for political space in a highly surcharged environment, Manpreet Badal, president of Peoples Party of Punjab held that the Punjab government was deploying political terrorism as a tool to brow beat supporters of his party.
â€œPPP workers are being politically victimized. Already about a 1000 party workers have been falsely implicated under various charges at behest of Shiromini Akali Dal leaders,â€ said Manpreet here today.
Political terrorism will not be allowed, he said.
Cautioning that the state was heading for a financial disaster, Manpreet said, â€œthe way state finances are being managed, the government will be left with not enough money to pay salaries to employees by next March.â€
Announcing plans to declare the new partyâ€™s election manifesto by November 15, the PPP president also spelled out the organizational structure by saying that the partyâ€™s grand council consisted of 4500 members
He said that talks about an alliance were progressing with CPI, CPI(M) and SAD (Longowal), headed by Surjeet Singh Barnalaâ€™s wife.