Congress to Avenge Farmers’ Deaths, Promises Jobs in Punjab

Amarinder Singh
Amarinder Singh

By Rakesh Raman

As pre-election rhetoric is getting louder in the state, top Congress leader and former chief minister of Punjab Amarinder Singh said today that he will make Badals pay for every life lost due to their anti-farmer policies.

He was referring to chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and his deputy and son Sukhbir Singh Badal. Congress accuses Punjab government headed by Badals of being insensitive to farmers’ hardships that are forcing them to commit suicides or live in miserable conditions.

Amarinder Singh, however, did not elaborate how he will punish Badals. But he promised to give one job to a member of each family in the state, which has a population of over 30 million.

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Congress hopes to win the upcoming state election, which is expected to take place next year.

Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has also started an aggressive campaign in the state to woo the voters.

Bhagwant Mann, an AAP member of parliament (MP) from Sangrur, said Monday that people of Punjab are now tired of corrupt Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) of Badals and Congress governments. That’s why, he said, entire Punjab has picked up broom (Jhadu), the election symbol of AAP.

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Assembly election is expected to be held in Punjab in 2017. At present Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance has a majority in the 117-seat Vidhan Sabha. The government is headed by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.

The other major political parties in the state are Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government award-winning journalist and runs free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.

Photo courtesy: Punjab Congress

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