Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal slams former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu saying “disarrayed and opportunist’ people like Navjot Singh Sidhu are good for nothing in public life. In a scathing attack, he said people will teach him a lesson for disloyalty as they dislike anyone who leaves his party.
He said on the sidelines of Sangat Darshan program Lambi Assembly segment in Muktsar, asked to comment on the possibility of the Sidhu’s joining the Congress, said he was non-decisive in joining any party because of his vested interests.
Badal said people who have not a stand on any issue are bound to go in Political oblivion”.
Badal said “people who have ‘no stand’ on any issue ‘are bound to go in political oblivion’.
He said people of the state have a strong disliking for opportunists and defectors, who backstab their mother party for sake of personal interests’.
Replying to another query, the Chief Minister said revolts against Akali Dal were coming from “only those who have been denied tickets by the party.
On another query, the Chief Minister said anyone was free to contest election against anybody.
“However, one thing was crystal clear that security deposits of Lok Sabha MP and AAP leader Bhagwant Mann would be forfeited if he contests against Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal from Jalalabad,” he said.
PM Modi will lay foundation of AIIMS in Bathinda
Replying to another query, the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said the demonetisation move would prove beneficial for the country.
He said November 25 would be an important day for the state as Prime Minister Narendra Modi would lay a foundation stone for AIIMS at Bathinda.
Badal said for the ‘first time since Independence any Centre has given such a big ticket project’ to the state.
He said the project to come up at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore would alter the healthcare sector in the state.
Describing the resignation by Amarinder Singh from Lok Sabha a ‘mere political stunt’, and asked him to explain why other Congress MPs had not resigned.
He said the ‘resignation drama’ was aimed at deriving political benefit from the sensitive SYL issue rather than protecting the interests of the state.