Punjab CM takes potshots at Congress leaders
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 20:36
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday took potshots at PCC chief Amarinder Singh and other Congress leaders, saying political immaturity of the opposition party had led to its drubbing in the recent elections.

"The top state Congress leadership was day dreaming for forming next government in the state. They even went to the extent of making appointments of highest offices of DGP, Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary to Chief Minister even before the results were declared," Badal observed in the Assembly.

Political immaturity, vendetta politics, five-star culture, inaccessibility and arrogance led to the Congress' debacle at the hands of SAD-BJP alliance, he said.

Terming Amarinder's approach towards polls as "uncivilised", Badal said, "Amarinder went to the extent of using word 'katleaam' (slaughter) for those party leaders who deserted the Congress ahead of elections."

Badal also made oblique reference to some top officials who shifted their loyalties to the other side sensing victory of the Opposition.

He advised these officials to be always impartial and remain loyal to their work.

Taking a jibe at former Leader of Opposition Rajinder Kaur Bhattal after her replacement from the post of CLP leader, he said, "I can understand the pain through which she is going. It is really difficult."

Bhattal, who was sitting at the opposition benches, passed a smile after hearing the remark.


First Published: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 20:36

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