Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday hailed the Congress party’s spectacular victory in the state municipal polls as not just a validation of his government’s development-oriented policies and programmes but also a total rejection of the anti-people actions of the major opposition parties, namely SAD, AAP and BJP.
Congratulating Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar, as well as all MLAs, members and workers of the party, for the sweeping victory in the civic polls, the results of which were declared today, the Chief Minister said the people of the state had clearly and unequivocally denounced the divisive, undemocratic, unconstitutional and regressive agendas of the three parties. He thanked and congratulated the people for defeating the negative and vicious forces that are out to ruin Punjab and its future.
The first major polls to be held in Punjab since the enactment of the contentious farm laws had also underscored people’s angst with the BJP, which was responsible for the anti-farmer legislation with the active support of its former ally, the SAD, and the collusion of ruling AAP in Delhi, Capt Amarinder noted.
All these parties had trampled the rights of the farmers, with the clear aim of destroying Punjab, he said, adding that the SAD’s and AAP’s subsequent theatrics and crocodile tears for the farmers had failed to befool the voters, who had seen through the political gimmickry of these parties.
With the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) not even a close second to the Congress and trailing even independent candidates in some wards, the pro-governance and pro-progress verdict of the urban voters of Punjab was a clear endorsement of their negation of their loathsome political ideologies, said the Chief Minister. It was a powerful message to these parties to keep out of Punjab, which was not ready to either forgive or forget the deceit and the treachery to which the people of the state had been subjected by them, he added.(UNI)