Chandigarh September 13 – The Shiromani Akali Dal patron in chief and Punjab Chief Minister Mr.Parkash Singh Badal said here today that the anouncement of the name of Mr. Narendar Modi as the BJP’ Prime Ministerial candidate signals the start of the count down for the exit of the anti-poor and anti-farmer UPA government at the center. In a statement here, Mr. Badal said that the decision was in sync with the mood of the nation and would and that it would help the country get rid of the “grave paralysis of administrative and political will under the scam-tainted UPA regime.”.
” The announcement would ” move the scam-hit UPA government from the ICU to the mortuary as the news amounted to complete withdrawal of life support system to an already deceased body,” said Mr. Badal. The Chief Minister expressed the confidence that Mr. Modi would free the country from the misrule of the Congress-led UPA government “The country today badly needs liberation from the clutches of the Congress-led government that has seen the poor become poorer, farmers driven to debt and suicides, middle class reeling under crippling inflation, corruption scaling shocking and unprecedented heights and the country in a state of siege from threats to its internal and external security. ”
Mr. Badal said that Punjab and Punjabis were looking forward to a change in government at the center as the people of the state were reeling under the anti-Punjab, anti-poor and anti-farmer policies of the UPA.