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SAD slams Centre for blockade

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 8

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal today slammed the Centre over the virtual economic blockade imposed on Punjab and demanded resumption of the freight train service.

Sukhbir was here to welcome BJP’s former state spokesperson and Tarn Taran district president RP Singh Maini into the party fold.

Sukhbir also announced Maini to be the SAD’s spokesperson. Maini had resigned from all posts recently in protest against the farm laws and other “anti-Punjab” policies.

Terming the BJP’s leadership as a ‘one-way traffic’, Sukhbir said, “Under the BJP, you are bound to obey the one-side orders and will never be entertained to put forth your point. The NDA, which was founded by Parkash Singh Badal, is on the verge of a collapse. The Janata Dal (United) was the last partner in the NDA but after the BJP’s deal with Ram Vilas Paswan’s party, the JD(U) is also likely to exit the NDA,” he said. Sukhbir said though the railway tracks were cleared by the farmers, the Centre had deliberately not restarted the train service on frivolous grounds.

Criticising Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh for doing nothing to resolve the crisis, he said, “Except for holding a one-hour protest in Delhi, the CM could not spare time to meet either the PM or the Railway Minister to at least get the freight train service resumed in Punjab,” he said. Meanwhile, on a question about future alliances, Sukhbir said the SAD was being strengthened in all 117 constituencies.

from The Tribune

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