Chandigarh, May 3 (UNI) Eight Punjab minister today condemned Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Parkash Singh Badal and his son, SAD General Secretary Sukhbir Badal for organising a district level rally at Barnala.
The ministers included Partap Singh Bajwa, Avtar Henry, Amarjit Singh Samra, Jasjit Singh Randhawa, Ch Jagjit Singh, Lal Singh, Sardool Singh and Surinder Singla.
In a joint statement here the Ministers said it was unbecoming of a seasoned politician like Parkash Singh Badal to act in a childish manner and cautioned him to abstain from such gimmicks just to gain cheap popularity. The lacklustre attendance at the Barnala rally today was indicative of SAD's graph of popularity falling among the masses.
The Ministers advised the elder Badal to denounce politics as he was gradually losing base and trustworthiness among the masses.'' His son should pursue higher studies abroad where he had spent most of his time as politics was not his cup of tea and he is a novice in this field'', the ministers added.
The Ministers further said that Mr Badal was trying to appease all sections of the society keeping an eye on the forthcoming assembly elections. ''If at all he is making some false promises or tall claims just to woo the voters he was doing exclusively to satisfy his lust for political power and not for the welfare of the people'', the statement said.
The statement claimed that the Congress party had made solid progress in every sphere and people's massive participation and support in the public rallies addressed by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh in every nook and corner of the state spoke volumes of the party's credibility and people's faith in its policies and programmes that had made Punjab as the most progressive state in the country.
The Ministers said the people of Punjab had exposed the real face of the Badal's because they had no political agenda for the next assembly elections. The Ministers cautioned Badal's not to mislead the people of the state anymore because they had completely lost the faith and support of the masses due to their myopic outlook and self-centric approach.
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