On Monday, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has replied to BJP President Amit Shah’s “raja-maharaja” government barb, alleged him of telling “blatant lies” and claims that the previous SAD-BJP government did not even know the meaning of “common man”.

CM Amarinder Singh said that “from witch-hunts against opposition leaders to ridiculous accusations and claims, BJP leaders were resorting to all kinds of disgraceful tactics to get back into the public limelight, which the Modi government completely lost with its non-performance over the past five years.”

Mr. Shah had referred to Mr. Singh-led Congress government in Punjab as a “raja-maharaja” government. He further hits at Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for hugging Pak Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at oath-taking ceremony of Imran Khan.

He pointedly asked that “what have they (SAD) done for the farmers? What did they do all these years to check stubble burning? What incentives have they given the industry? How many jobs did they give the youth? Who pushed the youth into drugs?”

Citing the success of Mr. Singh-led Congress government’s employment scheme in Punjab, he said that the Badal government had never introduced any such schemes for young people of the state.

“My government has given industrial power subsidy, we have launched wellness clinics, projects for drinking water and sanitation, repair of rural link roads, smart city, and smart village campaigns,” added the Punjab Chief Minister.

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