Punjab: Cong promises free power, aata-dal subsidy
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Punjab: Cong promises free power, aata-dal subsidy
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 21:47
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Faridkot: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Amarinder Singh on Wednesday promised free power to agriculture sector and subsidized "aata-daal" for the poor if the party is voted back to power in January 30 polls.

He said if Congress comes back to power it will set up three cancer hospitals, six medical colleges and six drug de-addiction centres in the Malwa region.

Addressing a public meeting here, Amarinder asked the people to draw their own comparisons between the five-year rule of the Akali-BJP government between 2007 and 2012 with that of the Congress between 2002 and 2007.

"You are the better judges and time has come for you to make the right judgment," he told them while appealing them to ensure that Congress forms the next government in the state.

Lashing out at the Akali-BJP government for its alleged all-round failure, he asked Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal to spell out which development they had done and where.

He pointed out that bullet trains shown in newspapers advertisements were those from Japan and the skyscrapers were from Manhattan in the United States.

"Tell us where in Punjab are you running those bullet trains and where are those skyscrapers being shown in your advertisements"? Amarinder said.

He alleged Akalis were spreading "lies" and telling people that when Congress comes to power it will stop "aata-daal" scheme and free power to farmers.

He said the aata-daal scheme will be improved and further subsidy provided to the poor.

Besides, he pointed out, it was Congress which had introduced free power to farmers and there was no question of it being withdrawn as the state is committed to ensuring that till farmers get remunerative prices for their crops.

PTI

 
First Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 21:47
 
 

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