Dr. Manmohan Singh to Help Congress in Punjab Election

Dr. Manmohan Singh with Amarinder Singh
Dr. Manmohan Singh with Amarinder Singh

Narendra Modi’s demonetization decision is going to be a major factor that is expected to harm SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab election.

By Rakesh Raman

The former Prime Minister (PM) of India Dr. Manmohan Singh, who is a senior leader of the Congress Party, is helping the Punjab unit of the party develop the election manifesto.

Top Congress leader and former chief minister of Punjab Amarinder Singh met Dr. Manmohan Singh today at the latter’s residence for taking his advice for the party’s strategy in the upcoming state election.

As Dr. Manmohan Singh is a respected economist and politician, his involvement in the Punjab election will help Congress gain advantage over its rival parties, including Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) supported by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Recently, Dr. Manmohan Singh hammered BJP headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in scathing remarks when he said that Modi’s demonetization scheme is organized loot and legalized plunder.

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Modi had demonetized currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 on November 8, saying that the step has been taken to check corruption and stop the flow of black money.

As there is no check on corruption or black money, common people and opposition parties in India are up in arms against the government because the decision to stop the circulation of currency is causing severe hardships to commoners.

This war-like situation is causing deaths of innocent people who keep standing in queues even in harsh weather with the hope to get their old currency exchanged from banks.

Modi’s demonetization decision is going to be a major factor that is expected to harm SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab election.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government award-winning journalist and social scientist. You also can visit the REAL VOTER – Politics in India Information Center that he manages.

Photo courtesy: Punjab Congress

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