Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh today held Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his family responsible for the “massive” deficit of funds at the Golden Temple, saying they had spared nothing.For the first time in history, Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) has shown a deficit of Rs 24 crore, Singh said addressing a public rally here and blamed the CM and his family for this.
“Whether it is the sand, liquor, transport, cable and now the golak (offerings), they have not spared anything,” he said wondering where the money went despite huge offerings made daily by the devotees.
“How else does one explain the ever growing riches of the Badal family and the people of the state getting poorer by the day,” he asked.
Exuding confidence that the Congress will form the next government in the state, the former chief minister said, “The day is not far away when we will hang all those who victimised our Congress workers upside down.
Addressing another rally in Tarn Taran, Singh accused the Akali-BJP government of meting out step-motherly treatment to border areas of Punjab.
“While the Akalis had ruined the entire state the border areas had been meted out the worst ever step-motherly treatment,” he said.Once voted to power after next year’s election, the party would focus on developing the border areas by bringing in investments and promoting industry to generate jobs.
He said that he had already spoken to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the issue and he had assured all kind of support for the development of the border areas.
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