Former PM Manmohan Singh: The congress’ manifesto today released by the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the upcoming Punjab assembly polls, and said the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal- Bharatiya Janta Party (SAD-BJP) alliance has damaged the state’s economy. He further said the grand old party under Captain Amarinder Singh’s leadership will bring a better future.
Congress can shape a better future for Punjab, says Former PM Manmohan Singh
He said the congress manifesto is a visionary document which promises to shape a better future for Punjab. Former PM said Parkash Singh Badal-led government mismanaged the state and failed to control its full potential.
“The people of Punjab need a better tomorrow. This election manifesto is a visionary document, which promises the people of Punjab that we will undo the damage done to the economy by the previous government in the last years. The government has not been able to harness the potential of the state,” Dr Singh told the media here.
“I believe that Punjab is aiming for betterment under the leadership of Captain Amarinder Singh and the state will witness prosperity in agriculture, infrastructure, manufacturing, social services and the management of the polity as a whole. The fiscal management in Punjab under the Akal regime was mismanaged in a manner which is unprecedented, Captain Sahab’s government will undo all this damage and set a new path for a better tomorrow which will see that the people of Punjab will have the highest per capita income, better distribution of income, better employment prospects for the youth and better infrastructure and social structure development,” he added.
Congress manifesto is a reflection of desires of state’s people
Meanwhile, Captain Amarinder laid thrust on the development and emphasised that the Congress’ manifesto is a reflection of desires of the people and will cater to all sections of the state.
“Our team visited every village, city and met the people of all walks of life to understand their problems and what they visualise. Our manifesto is very comprehensive and covers all facets of Punjab,” he said.
Polling in Punjab will be in Single-phase on February 4. The date of notification is January 11, the last date of nomination is January 18, scrutiny of nomination will take place on January 19 and on January 31 will be the withdrawn date of candidature. On March 18, the term of the legislative assembly of Punjab will expire.