Chandigarh, September 18: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said Capt Amarinder Singh’s resignation was a self admission on the part of the Congress party as well as its high command that the party had failed to perform in the State and had nothing to show for more than four and a half years of governance.
Asserting that this was a testimony to what the SAD had been stating all along, Sukhbir Badal said Capt Amarinder had been punished by nature for lying with Gutka Sahib in hand and that every member of the Congress party would suffer the same fate.
Sukhbir Badal said a mere change of guard would not save the Congress party’s sink- ing ship in Punjab. He said the entire State cabinet as well as the Congress MLAs were steeped in corruption and were running various kinds of mafias including sand, liquor and drug mafias. “The Congress party cannot hope to save its incompetent government and befool Punjabis with a mere change in face”.
Sukhbir Badal said the devious ploy of the Congress high command to avert a backlash against the party by putting the blame on one person alone would not succeed. “Punjabis know that the entire Congress party in Punjab is known for open loot and lawlessness. Its ministers and MLAs patronized gangsters. Its ministers looted the State exchequer of thousands of crores. It failed to undertake any development or infrastructure projects in the state”.