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Amarinder has let loose "goonda raj" in Punjab : Chugh

Chandigarh (Gurpreet) :- BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh said today that Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has let loose hordes of "goondas" in the state to stifle the voice of the BJP.

In a scathing attack on the chief minister Chugh said Amarinder has subverted all democratic norms and has unleashed a reign of terror and violence in the state in his nervous rup-up to the municipal elections.

Chugh said the Congress has been promoting "goonda raj" in Punjab in the face of its bleak chances of winning in the municipal polls. "The writing on the wall for Amarinder is clear, so he is getting nervous and jittery and is seeking help of goondas and unlawful elements to cow down the BJP", said Chugh.

Reacting to the chief minister's statement that the BJP would be wiped out in the wake of the farmer bills, Chugh said Amarinder's wishful thinking has made him blind to the ground realities."He is living in a fool's paradise if he thinks that the BJP could be wiped out. Many Congress leaders in the past had such dreams in their eyes, but the BJP has only grown from strength to strength", he said.

Chugh lambasted the Congress government for not fulfilling the promises it had made to farmers in its election manifesto. While the Congress had promised to improve the mandi system in the state it had also promised to waive farmer loans to the tune of Rs 90,000 crores. "But it has miserably failed to keep any of its promises, so much so that even the recommendations made by the Montek Singh Ahluwalia committee to improve the plight of farmers have been shelved", Chugh said adding that the Congress had always cheated the farmers and had never tried to help improve their plight.

"Even today Amarinder is playing cheap politics without having any concern with the real problems of farmers", he added.

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