HOSHIARPUR, November 7: Punjab Pradesh Congress committee President Capt Amarinder Singh today asked the yoga Guru Baba Ramdev to spell out whom was he supporting. Welcoming Baba Ramdev into Punjab, Capt Amarinder said, it was good that he (Baba Ramdev) was speaking against corruption, but he should find out as who was the most corrupt in Punjab and whom he was supporting.
Addressing a largely attended public rally here today, Capt Amarinder said, Baba Ramdev was unfortunately supporting the Badals who were the most corrupt rulers in the history of Punjab. He said, he was wrongly blaming the UPA government when it had taken all the necessary action in the corruption cases.
The former Chief Minister said, Badals’ corruption had turned into a folklore now as people have started sharing the stories about the money they made from sand mining, gravel, transport, cable and liquor. He said, it was strange that the state was getting poorer and poorer while Badals were getting richer and richer.
The PCC President pointed out, Punjab was probably the only state in the country which was doing so worst on economic front. He said, the total debt of the state had crossed Rs 1.72 lakh crores and the government was not at all concerned about it. He said, the per capita income had massively come down as Punjab was fairing very badly as compared to neighbouring Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.
Speaking on the occasion Congress incharge for Punjab Thakur Gulchain Singh Charak congratulated the party leaders and workers for organising such massive rallies. He said, there was an overwhelming mood in favour of Punjab and the workers deserved the credit for it.
At the same time Mr Charak asked the workers and leaders to maintain discipline at all costs. He warned against indiscipline. He said, while it was the right of every worker to claim the party ticket, but it was also important that discipline was maintained at all costs.
Addressing the rally the Congress Legislative Party leader Ms Rajinder Kaur Badal lashed out at the Akali-BJP government for the massive corruption in the government. She said, the entire Badal clan was mired in corruption. She also had a dig at the BJP leaders for getting continuously humiliated at the hands of Akali leaders and still remaining with them.
Others who spoke on the occasion included PCC Vice President Rana KP, who was also the coordinator for today’s rally, DCC president Sunder Shyam Arora, MLAs Lover Kumar Goldy, Sangat Singh Giljian, Rameh Chander Dogra, Ram Lubhaya, Gobind Khatra and others.