M. Preneet Kaur slams Akali-BJP govt. for Punjab’s decline

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From Neeraj Nanda

Melbourne, 5 April: Punjab is in crisis and its future can only come with “good governance”, said Congress leader taking a dig at the Badal led Akali-BJP government facing a massive anti-incumbency wave in the Punjab.

“The state needs to be debt and drug-free, she said addressing a big group of supporters here at the Thornbury Theatre. M. Preneet Kaur, MLA from Patiala is the wife of Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh, MP who is leading the Congress Party in Punjab.

Commenting on what is being seen as a watershed election in a year, M. Preneet Kaur in an indirect reference to the rising stakes of the Aam Admi Party (AAP) said, “we need a tried and tested good governance party to rule Punjab “.

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She said, “ In the last two terms the Badal-led Akali-BJP coalition had brought down Punjab from the first state to the 19th spot” and “ criticized the Modi-led central government for dismantling the Planning Commission.

“All good steps the Capt. Amarinder Singh-led Congress government (2002 to 2007) took have been dismantled with industry having abandoned the state, agriculture and education in a mess”, she said.

The Congress leader refused to comment on the political scenario and the Congress party’s plans after the Punjab elections, saying it is too early to predict the outcome of the 2017 elections.

Earlier, Alok Kumar and Aakash Kumar of Thornbury Theatre welcomed the Congress leader among others. M. Preneet Kaur then mixed with the local Punjabi community facing many questions. The crowd seemed to enjoy a slice of Punjab politics far away from home.

– SAT News Service.

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