Amarinder resolves to bring Badals to book

Muktsar, Jan 14 (PTI) Punjab Congress chief AmarinderSingh today denied that he had any ill feelings towards theBadals but resolved to bring them to book for their "sins" ifvoted to power.

Addressing a rally on the occasion of Maghi Mela here,Singh said he had no grudge or feeling of vindictivenesstowards the Badals but they would certainly be heldaccountable for their acts of omission and commission.

"Why should I have a sense of vindictiveness or vendettatowards you (Badals), but certainly I will hold you in thedock for all your sins of omission and commission," he saidreferring to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal''s allegationthat he nourished a feeling of vindictiveness towards him.

Replying to Badal''s charge that he was threatening hisofficers, the former chief minister was somewhat unapologeticsaying he would definitely punish those officers who havevictimised Congress workers.

Alleging that some officers had victimised 30,000Congress workers, he said, "I tell them in straightforwardwords that I will hang them upside down."

Asserting that Badal was running away from his challengeof an open public debate on development which he has beenclaiming to have achieved in Punjab, Singh said, he (Badal)cannot stand transparent public scrutiny.

Taking a dig at Chief Minister''s ''sangat darshan''programmes, the PCC President remarked, "Badal has been actinglike a medieval king trying to dole out bounties among hisloyal subjects."

He said development is not carried out by doling outcheques but by evolving a vision and implementing it.

Ridiculing the estranged nephew of Badal and formerfinance minister Manpreet Singh, the Congress leader said, hisis no fight for principles but simply a war of succession.

"Manpreet Badal knew that he had no future in Akali Dalafter Parkash Singh Badal goes off the scene, as Deputy ChiefMinister Sukhbir Badal along with his wife and brother in lawhad taken full control of the party.

"Manpreet is now simply trying to search for space forhimself," he said.

Addressing the rally former chief minister and Leader ofthe Opposition in Punjab Assembly Rajinder Kaur Bhattal said,the Badals'' days were numbered now.

She said, the Badals only indulged in loot and vendettaagainst the Congress workers and now they will have to accountfor each and every sin of theirs.

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