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SAD-BJP rule made Punjab 'bankrupt': Dharamsot

Updated: 24-09-2018 21:03 IST

Ludhiana, Sep 24 ( PTI) Punjab minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot Monday said the previous SAD-BJP government has made Punjab "bankrupt" in all aspects.

The damage caused to the state during the 10-year rule of SAD-BJP government was more than what militancy had done to it in eighties, the minister said, addressing a rally at village Chhapar near here.

"Before the SAD-BJP combine came to power in 2007, it was a common saying that the terrorism damaged the state most," he said.

"But the people now say the previous government damaged it more than terrorism as the state exchequer was looted and innocent people were beaten," the minister added.

Dharamsot claimed "it was during the tenure of the SAD-BJP government that our youth fell prey to the vicious cycle of drugs."

Attacking Badal family, he alleged that they looted the "natural resources" of the state.

Former Chief Minister Beant Singh had sacrificed his life to bring back golden days to Punjab, said the minister, adding "Shiromani Akali Dal, however, played brought dark days to it."

He accused the Badal family of being "opportunistic", working to "save their personal interests first, whenever Punjab faced danger". the minister alleged.

"Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, on the other hand, has always worked wholeheartedly to safeguard the interest of Punjab and Punjabis," he added.

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