Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal Monday took a swipe at Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, saying the party will "wake the CM up from his slumber" by holding a rally in Patiala on October 7 in order to "force" him to honor his polls promises.
"You will witness people asking the chief minister why he lied on the holy Gutka Sahib? Why did he make false promises like complete Rs 90,000 crore farm loan waiver, jobs for all, Rs 2,500 per month unemployment allowance, smartphones to youth... We will hold him accountable for all this, and along with people of Punjab will force him to fulfill these promises", Badal said.
On recent Zila Parishad and Panchayat samiti elections, Sukhbir said as far as SAD was concerned, all party candidates were winners.
"The Congress vitiated the election by resorting to hooliganism in league with the state police and hired goons. The State Election Commission (SEC) also became the party to this and failed in its duty to ensure free and fair polls," he alleged.
He said there was no one to listen to the plight of the farmer who was facing the massive damage caused both to cotton and paddy crops due to heavy rains.
Punjab is imposing highest VAT on petroleum products and this needed to be rationalized immediately to give relief to common people, he said.