BJP out to destroy spirit of federalism: Rawat - ECAS Punjab

BJP out to destroy spirit of federalism: Rawat

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 21

AICC general secretary and Punjab affairs in charge Harish Rawat today said the BJP government, under the garb of projecting a strong Prime Minister, had a hidden agenda of shifting to presidential form of government.

After the demonetisation and GST fiasco, the Central farm laws were yet another attempt to bulldoze the spirit of federalism. But with passing amendments to the Centre's agricultural laws, Punjab had given a voice to the concerns at the national level, he said. "I hope the Centre respects the voice of the common man and finds an amicable way forward," Rawat said while talking to The Tribune.

Hitting out at the BJP, Rawat said the saffron party was damaging the atmosphere in the state for the sake of vote bank consolidation. He said the agenda of the BJP was polarisation of votes by vitiating the peaceful atmosphere and blaming the protesting farmers for the same.

Meanwhile, Rawat said Sidhu's speech in the Assembly has energised the party cadre. As Capt Amarinder and Sidhu address each other as brothers, the way forward was that both should go together, he said, adding, "Though I am a younger brother of the Chief Minister, I feel that it should be his concern to make all leaders walk with him. Sidhu has shown the patience for the last one-and-a-half years." He termed the appointment of Sidhu as the state president or his induction into the Cabinet as media speculation.

from The Tribune

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