Chandigarh, May 18, 2019 - Shriomani AKali Dal president Sukhbir SIngh Badal today appealed to the people to turn out in large numbers to exercise their right to franchise peacefully in order to strengthen democracy, peace and communal harmony in the state and the country, so that the the journey on the path of development , social welfare and prosperity could continue uninterrupted.
In a statement here, Mr Badal said that the political parties should practice issue-based politics devoted to the service of the people and refrain from false propaganda aimed at exploitation of people's sentiments for political gains."
The Akali president said that social welfare policies such as food and other subsidies , pensions and scholarships, especially for poor SC students, must never be discontinued as there are large segments
of population in our country who need governmental support. All political parties should rise above other divisions and ensure that welfare schemes and development activity in the state is not disrupted on any excuse."
Mr Badal also said that India wants peace with its neighbors and only strong and decisive leadership at the helm of the affairs in the country because only a strong leader can ensure peace on the borders. No one messes with a country whose leader is decisive and clear headed.