Amarinder Singh Is An Epicurean Monarch: Parkash Singh Badal, Punjab Chief Minister

Ludhiana: Describing state Congress Chief Amarinder Singh as an “epicurean monarch”, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today asked him to list “any single sacrifice” made for the state and its people.

Addressing the gathering during Sangat Darshan programme in Raikot assembly segment here, the Chief Minister said Amarinder was a “typical king” who was a firm believer in absolute powers for rulers without bothering for the subjects.

He said Amarinder was trying to mislead people by “promising moon” to them whereas in reality he just wanted to form government.

“Nothing good for the state could be expected from a Maharaja like Captain,” he said.

The Chief Minister cautioned the people that if voted to power both the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would “discontinue” several pro-people schemes and subsidies being currently given

He said both Congress and AAP have a “proven track record of being anti-poor and anti-Punjabis”.

He said during his stint as chief minister Amarinder had “discontinued” free power to people and welfare schemes were a “distant dream” during his regime.

Badal said that AAP government in Delhi has “done nothing” tangible on the welfare front adding that even its leaders in Punjab were insulting beneficiaries of pro-poor schemes by terming them as beggars.

He said that if voted again to power the SAD-BJP alliance would dedicate the next term for economic prosperity of every section of society and enhance their income manifold.

Badal said there was complete synergy between NDA government at Centre and SAD-BJP government in the state.

He also said there was no revolt in party over ticket distribution adding that only those people were leaving Akali Dal, who have been denied tickets by the party.

He said demonetisation would prove very beneficial for the countrymen as this step has been taken in larger interest of the country.

He said that after initial hiccups this scheme would act as a catalyst to wipe out the parallel economy propelled by Black money and corruption.