Punjab will develop only when Captain Amarinder Singh becomes chief minister of the state, he says.
Addressing a rally in Punjab today, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said that the state will only develop if Congress comes to power after the Assembly elections in the state and Captain Amarinder Singh becomes the next chief minister. Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said that on one hand, he talks of fighting against corruption, on the other hand, he supports Shiromani Akali Dal and the Badal family in Punjab. He also added that when Congress comes to power, it will bring out tough laws to fight against the drug menace in the state. During his speech in Majitha yesterday, Rahul Gandhi highlighted the role Congress can play in reviving the state and at the same time highlighted how the Badals had harmed the state during their tenure. Check here for live updates:
2:31 PM: We will together change the fortune of Punjab together: Rahul Gandhi.
2:29 PM: Congress is the party of the youth and poor of this country, he says.
2:27 PM: Employment can only improve if Congress comes to power, says Rahul Gandhi.
2:26: Punjab will develop only under Captain Amarinder Singh, he says.
2:25: If a party believes in ‘mera hai, tera hai’ politics, then it should not come in power in state, says Congress vice president
2:23 pm: Arvind Kejriwal is the chief minister of Delhi. Punjab should have a person from this state as CM, says Rahul Gandhi.
2:22 PM: The SAD-BJP Government has done nothing for the poor or Dalits of the state, he says.
2:19 PM: Congress will bring out strong rule against drug menace if it comes to power in the state: Rahul Gandhi
2:17 PM: The SAD-BJP Government has encouraged drug menace in the state. Nearly 70% youth are under its effect, he says.
2:16 PM: Congress don’t make false promises. We do what we promise: Rahul Gandhi.
2:14 PM: Narendra Modi says he is fighting against corruption, but in Punjab he is supporting SAD.
2:13 PM: Punjab in very bad shape under the present regime, says Congress vice president
2:12 PM: People from outside the country want to bring industries in the state, says Rahul Gandhi.
2:10 PM: SAD leaders always have ‘mera hai’ attitude: Rahul Gandhi
2:05 PM: Shiromani Akali Dal has ruined Punjab for last ten years, says Rahul Gandhi.
2:02 PM: Rahul Gandhi begins his speech at Jalandhar rally.
1:44 PM: Rahul Gandhi all set to deliver his speech in few minutes in Jalandhar.
1:40 PM: CM Parkash Singh just stands with his hands folded. He does 10 percent ‘sewa’ and takes 90 percent ‘mewa’. says Navjot Singh Sidhu at Jalalabad rally.
10:27 AM: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to address rallies in Jalandhar and Sangrur today.