December 12, 2016 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: The Punjab Congress has expressed utter disdain at the launch of the Punjab Harike Water Cruise by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal, accusing the SAD leader of making a mockery of the people of the state at a time when they were deprived of even basic essentials needed for their survival.
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) leaders Harminder Gill, Dr. Dharamveer Agnihotri and Sukhpal Singh Bhullar ridiculed the move as reflective of the shameful apathy of the Badals towards the plight of the people and Sukhbir’s total disconnect with the ground realities of the state.
“The people of Punjab, reeling as they are under the multiple burdens of demonetisation, economic crisis, industrial and agricultural downfall, mafias etc, do not need resorts and cruises, said the PPCC leaders, referring to the recent inauguration of Sukhvilas Resorts, in which Sukhbir and his wife have majority stake”, reads a statement by Punjab Congress.
Using strong words to criticise Badals, the PPCC leader alleged that the Badals have even gone all out to rub salt in the wounds of the people by terming the amphibian bus service at Harike as a water cruise. “Does Sukhbir seriously believe the people of the state have money to spend on resorts and cruises”, Punjab Congress leaders asked.