Chandigarh: Breaking away from Akali Dal Badal and launching his own party is seen by many, an avaricious move by the former Finance Minister of Punjab, to usurp higher political standing in the state. But the four times MLA from Gidderbaha categorically refutes these charges.
Talking on a show, on Zee Punjabi to Gagan Deep Chauhan, Reporter and Producer of ‘Satsriakal Pradhan Ji’, Manpreet Badal says, “subsidy & debt policy has always been a big hurdle in the way of economic reforms and this leads to our break-up and I always opposed it in the interest of the state.” He further states, “It has potentially hampered the growth and development of Punjab on the economic front.”
When asked if he is against giving subsidy, Manpreet Badal clarifies, “I am not against subsidy but I wish it could be rationalized and not doled out free for all. However the government must encourage subsidy in the field of healthcare and education where it’s most needed”.
Getting candid and personal on the show he says, “I would have opted to serve the in the armed forces had I not joined politics, since service to the nation has always been high on my agenda.”
Equipped with a professional degree, Bar-at-Law from London, the President of newly formed ‘People’s Party of Punjab’ is confident to win in the forthcoming state assembly elections and says, “Our priority will be to bring reforms in the Police Administration by reinforcing chain of command, professionalism and immunity from political interference.” “It will ensure better law and order situation in the state desired for smooth and constructive development,” he concludes.
“Satsriakal Pradhan Ji is evincing strong response from viewers and politicians alike,” says upbeat Sanjay Vohra, Editor, Zee Punjabi, “as it provides space to political heavyweights from ruling and opposition parties with bias to none,” he concludes.
Watch Manpreet Badal this Sunday at 7.30 pm in Satsriakal Pradhan ji only on Zee Punjabi.