Amrtitsar Sahib-Panjab-India, 29 April 2017. Former Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Badal on April 28 paid visit to the sanctum sanctorum Sri Harmandr Sahib along with his wife Harsimrat Badal. He was accompanied by his security personnel.
Interacting with media after paying obeisance at Sri Darbar Sahib, Sukhbir Badal refuted the allegations leveled by former Jathedar of Takht Sri Damdama Sahib Giani Gurmukh Singh of compelling the Takht Jathedars to grant pardon to Sirsa cult chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim.
He said that he never interfered in SGPC or religious affairs of the Sikhs affairs.
Taking on the Congress led Punjab government for failing in delivering onto pre-poll promises, Sukhbir Badal said that the Congress was monopolising the liquor and grain trade in Punjab by overpowering their legislators. He claimed that the law and order situation in Punjab was deteriorating day by day in Punjab.
Sukhbir further said that the Congress had made promise to the Punjab masses of waiving farmers’ debts, raising old age pension to Rs. 2,000 and government job in every household in its poll manifesto but the government has still not fulfilled even a single promise.
Sukhbir Badal taunted that the Congress leaders were behaving like a starved lions who cross every line to satisfy their appetite. He said that the Congress leaders were looting Punjab like they were sure that they will not get back to power later.