Deputy CM Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal today termed Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Capt Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu as spent forces and said that in the upcoming Assembly Elections, people would reject both the Congress party as well as these leaders. He said that after the Assembly Election results, these leaders would be seen nowhere.Deputy CM said this while speaking to media persons after the Bhoomi Pujan of widening of Samrala Chowk (Ludhiana) to Kharar. While replying to a question related to meeting of Navjot Singh Sidhu with Rahul Gandhi, Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal said that Rahul Gandhi, Capt Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu are leaders who have been repeatedly rejected by the people and are spent forces, who would have no impact on the upcoming Punjab Assembly Elections.
He said that in the year 2014, the Congress party had contested the Lok Sabha elections under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi and the party had lost heavily. Similarly, people have not yet forgotten the 5 years of misrule of Capt Amarinder Singh in the state. He said that instead of starting schemes for the welfare of people, Capt Amarinder stopped such schemes started by the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janta Party. He said that not even a single youth was given employment during the tenure of Capt Amarinder Singh, whereas in last 10 years, the SAD-BJP has given employment to more than 2.5 lakh youth of Punjab. He said that Capt Amarinder now claims that if he comes to power, he would waive off all debt of Punjabi farmers, while in reality he is meeting the Prime Minister for this purpose and trying to befool the public. He said that the Punjabi farmers clearly know that Capt Amarinder is merely befooling them with such statements. Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal said that when Navjot Singh Sidhu was rejected by all parties, he had no other option but to join the Congress. He said now Congress has become a party of “waste” leaders, and those who are not getting tickets from their respective parties are joining Congress. The Deputy CM said that in the upcoming Assembly Elections, people would reject all such leaders of the Congress party.