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SAD-BSP will sweep 2022 elections: Bikram Majithia
Says more like-minded parties will join the SAD-BSP front in the coming days
Amritsar, June 13, 2021: Former minister Bikram Singh Majithia today said the newly formed SAD-BSP alliance would sweep the 2022 assembly elections even as he announced that more like-minded parties would come on the same platform with the SAD and BSP shortly.
This was disclosed by Bikram Majithia here while talking to newsmen after the ‘Sangat of Majithia constituency donated seven hundred quintals of wheat to Sri Darbar Sahib.
Answering queries from newsmen, Majithia said “two big parties with a similar ideology have come together on one platform. This will result in a clean sweep in favor of the alliance in the 2022 assembly elections”.
He asserted that the SAD-BSP alliance was a meeting of minds. “Both parties opposed the three agricultural bills vociferously in parliament with Harsimrat Kaur Badal even quitting the cabinet and the SAD leaving the NDA government. In direct contrast, both the Congress party and AAP preferred to conduct walk-outs and symbolic protests”.
The SAD leader said the SAD- BSP combine was committed to ensuring the welfare of the farmers as well as Dalits and employees who were being discriminated against by the Congress regime. “We will also intensify the agitation against ministers Sadhu Singh Dharamsot and Balbir Singh Sidhu in the coming days”.
He said it was unfortunate that chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh was shielding both the corrupt ministers. “While Dharamsot has been indicted by the Additional chief secretary with embezzling Rs 65 crore meant for the SC scholarship scam, Balbir Sidhu is involved in the vaccine and Fateh kit scams”.
Majithia also asserted that the Congress government in Punjab, as well as the center, was discriminating against farmers. He said while the central government had adopted an intransigent attitude towards farmers and their demand to repeal the three black laws, the Punjab government was repeatedly increasing VAT on diesel. He said the Punjab government had earned an additional income of more than Rs 2,000 crore from VAT only.
Answering a query, Majithia said it was unfortunate that farmers in Punjab were suffering due to labor shortage during the ongoing paddy transplantation season because train services had been halted.
He said special trains should be allowed to run from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to Punjab to ensure migrant laborers could be engaged in paddy transplantation. He also lashed out at the Congress government for failing to take measures to retain laborers in the State by extending facilities to them.
Speaking about the functioning of the Punjab government, Majithia said Congress leaders themselves had exposed their counterparts and laid bare the corrupt activities of their colleagues in the State. He said the chief minister had also submitted dossiers against senior Congress leaders to the high command. “All this has exposed this corrupt and scam-ridden government and people will now repose faith in the SAD-BSP-led front”. EOM