Chhappar (Ludhiana), 6 September(Wishav Warta): State President of Aam Aadmi Party Bhagwant Mann lashing out at Congress and SAD-BJP held them responsible for completely ruining the state through their corruption and mismanagement during last 25 years. Addressing a largely attended political conference at historic Chhappaar Mela here today, Mann alleged that these parties always had been making false promises with the people in the elections and never bothered to redress the basic problems of people after winning elections.
Making scathing attack on Capt Amarinder Singh, Mann said that he had the farmers and farm labourers by back tracking from his promise of complete waiver of their debts, as a result there was a spurt in farmers’ suicides in state. He added that more than 200 farmers had committed suicides during the five months rule of Congress Govt in Punjab. AAP President expressed his serious concern over issuing of notices to the defaulting farmers and displaying of their photos at banks and termed it as insult to the injuries of farming community of Punjab , who made the country self sufficient in food grains. He also charged the Congress Party in failing to implement any of the promises including enhancement of old age pensions to Rs. 2500 per month, jobs to unemployed youth, complete eradication of corruption, drugs and various kind of Mafias were also not given any attention and now people were fully disillusioned. He further added that now the farmers were also facing the blunt of furious insecticides and low quality seeds, which compelled them to plough their cotton fields and the Govt. was only providing lip service, as the previous Badal Govt. had been taking. He called upon the party leaders to educate the party cadres and the general public about the failures of Govt. He asserted that AAP will strongly fight for the issues of people and next time will definitely form Govt in Punjab, as the support of people was still with it.
Speaking on the occasion Harvinder Singh Phoolka extended thanks to people and assured that party will fore the govt to fulfill promises.
Addressing conference Lok Insaaf Party Pattern and MLA Balwinder Bains lambasted Congress and SAD- BJP for looting the mutual resources part5icularly water and demanded the implementation of Vidhan Sabha resolution for recovering loyalty of water amounting to aRs.16 lakh crores from Rajasthan and other states.
Prominent among others who addressed the conference included Leader of Opposition Sarvjit Kaur, State Secretary Gulshan Chhabra, Chairman of Kisaan Sangarsh Samiti Kultar Singh Sandhwan, Prof. Baljinder Kaur, Meet Hayer, , Amarjit Singh Sandhoa, (all MLAs), Harjot Singh Bains, Gurdit Singh Sekhon, Ahbab Singh Grewal, Daljit Singh Bhola Grewal, Jaswant Singh Gajjanmajraand Jiwan Singh Sangowal.