The Congress government of Punjab is advised by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) not to befool and deceive Punjabis with fraudulent advertising and instead tell them if it has done a single thing for Punjab during the last trimester.
SAD Secretary General Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa said, “We don’t want to listen to what you propose to do. You don’t need to waste government money to announce that. Just tell which election promise you have fulfilled till now.”
Highlighting the lies listed in the current advertisements by Punjab government, Mr Dhindsa said, “You are yet to waive off a single farmer’s loan. You have still not come out with a list of drug lords arrested during the last three years. You have not given employment to even one youth. Whom are you trying to fool with these false advertisements?”
He also said that the Congress is trying to take credit for the work done by the previous SAD-BJP government. “Everyone knows that a comprehensive rehabilitation programme against drug abuse was launched by the Parkash Singh Badal government with the assistance of the PGIMER. The Congress government has not added to this programme,” said the SAD MP.
The Akali leader also added, “Now instead of fulfilling its demand it is pushing Punjab youth to become taxi drivers for multinational companies. The youth want government jobs as well as skilled jobs in industrial houses. The Congress government cannot think beyond making them taxi drivers or asking them to buy motor cycles and tow passengers on the pillion. No money has been kept aside in the budget for even these schemes.”
Mr Dhindsa also warned the Congress government to be forced to implement all the promises it has made during the elections.