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Punjab: SAD-BJP to contest assembly polls on development plank, says Sukhbir Badal

News Agencies | Updated on: 4 December 2016, 18:37 IST

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the SAD-BJP alliance would fight the 2017 assembly polls on the plank of "massive development" work carried out by the state government in Punjab during its last nine years rule.

Badal claimed that opposition parties are "dumbstruck" by the matchless development of Punjab and they don't have any answer to that.

He said that the SAD-BJP government has accelerated the pace of progress in the state through several far-reaching measures such as making Punjab surplus in power sector, excellent road network, industrial expansion, and improving the infrastructure in health, education, besides social service sectors.

He said both Congress and AAP are bereft of any progressive agenda for the state and the people of the state are well aware of the "misleading" political game being played by both these parties.

Attacking AAP, the Shiromani Akali Dal president claimed that AAP would cease to exist post assembly polls of 2017 owing to the "high handedness" of its convenor Arvind Kejriwal who has alienated the Punjabi leaders and "internal fighting" due to sale of tickets as alleged by some volunteers.

He further claimed that the people have already tried PPCC President Amarinder Singh and Congress is struggling for survival in the wake of successive electoral defeats.

--PTI

First published: 4 December 2016, 18:37 IST
 
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