Asks Union Finance Minister to ease situation ahead of polls
A day ahead of the proposed state visit of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to lay the foundation stone of Adampur airport project, Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal said he had conveyed to him that the success of the demonetisation scheme would only depend on the availability of cash.
Seemingly worried on its impact on the SAD-BJP’s poll prospects, Sukhbir said: “If cash availability gets late by another 15-20 days, it will certainly be a problem as it affects the common man’s life. Demonetisation is of course a big process. I cannot comment on it further as I do not know the strategy behind it.”
Addressing the media here, Sukhbir said: “The Congress-led by its state chief Capt Amarinder Singh is accepting our rejected material. He is taking them all as if they are all diamonds. The national party is not getting candidates on some 25 seats. If he asks me, I can send some more people. However, all these men will work as ‘fidayeens’ and will explode there anytime.”
On AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal’s stand on SYL, he said: “While earlier he had said that he was ready to bow before the PM for Punjab’s water, now he stands exposed. Like an invader, he wants to take the Punjab’s water to Delhi.”
He alleged: “I have concrete evidence about the tactical understanding between the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party. Kejriwal’s team has been specially targetting my and Bikram Majithia’s constituencies, Jalalabad and Majitha. On the contrary, they have pitted a weak candidate against Amarinder in Patiala.”
19 Feb 2019
20 Feb 2019