CM URGES PEOPLE OF HIMACHAL TO FOLLOW PUNJAB's EXAMPLE & ELECT A PRO-PEOPLE AND RESULT ORIENTED GOVT
Shimla,, (Achyut Dhawan) Asserting that the time for change has come in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today urged people of the hill state to follow the example of Punjab and elect a pro-people and result oriented government in the coming Vidhan Sabha polls.
Addressing a huge gathering here the Chief Minister, accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia, said that the time has come when the people of Himachal should make a choice between the ‘performance’ of AAP which is working tirelessly and lip service of traditional parties who have ruined the country. Bhagwant Mann said that the situation in Himachal Pradesh is not different from that of Punjab, prior to March 2022, as there had been a bi-polar contest between traditional parties.
But as these parties always duped the people by plundering tax payer’s money, the people of Punjab threw them out.
The winds of change brought transformation in Punjab as people voted for the AAP overwhelmingly and 92 MLAs won in the state. He asserted that stalwarts of traditional parties like former Chief Minister’s Parkash Singh Badal, Captain Amarinder Singh and Charanjit Singh Channi, along with former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, Bikram Singh Majithia and Navjot Singh Sidhu lost from their strongholds very badly. Bhagwant Mann predicted that the same scenario is likely to emerge in Himachal after the polls and AAP will form government in state.
Training his guns on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister, slammed him for condemning the welfare schemes of government by terming them as freebies. But the PM had extended largesse worth several lakh crores to his friends, said Mann. He reminded the people that Rs 15 lakh promised by Modi in every account has not yet come but people have suffered a lot due to unplanned demonetization. Bhagwant Mann also hit out at the Prime Minister for failing to check rise in prices of essential goods.