Patiala: Going on the offensive, Sukhbir Badal, deputy chief minister and president SAD stated here that after elections Capt Amarinder Singh would be left with no choice but to confine himself to the four walls of Moti Mahal as the BJP-SAD coalition would ensure that Congress lose every seat in Patiala district.
Addressing a party workers gathering at Sanaur, Sukhbir laid claim that Patiala district was set to create a history by ensuring that each Congress candidate was decimated on the electoral front.
Voters of Patiala are determined to reject the â€˜Maharajaâ€™, who knows more about the streets of Lahore than of neighbouring townships Sanour and Ghanour,â€ he said.
None would vote for a â€˜Maharajaâ€™, who keeps away from people for four and half year when in power,â€ he added.
Sukhbir reminded party men that Capt Amarinder backstabbed the farming community by denying them free electricity for four years; played a cruel joke on the youth by banning recruitment in the very first month on assuming power and scuttled development by stalling the Rs 19,000 crore Bathinda Refinery project for 5 years.
â€œA person, who is pre-occupied in extracurricular activities and has no development mission for the state, has no right to seek votes from the people of Punjab,â€ said Sukhbir.
Cautioning the people to exercise their franchise judiciously, he said that history rarely did afford an opportunity about deciding the fate of a state.
The 2012 Vidhan Sabha polls are going to be an historic election as the people of Punjab would be reelecting a government for another 5 more years, he said.
Rubbishing the Citizen Charter approved by the Union Cabinet yesterday, the deputy chief minister said the UPA government has shamelessly aped Punjabâ€™s Right to Service Act without giving due credit.
Food Security Act was nothing but a copy of Atta-Daal scheme envisioned by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, he added.
However, Sukhbir differed by saying that without incorporating a provision of Daal (Pulses) in the Food Security Act, it was but a mockery for poor families, who would need to buy Daal at Rs 100 per Kg in order to provide for a dayâ€™s meal.