Bathinda/Muktsar, July 30, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Punjab Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Jasbir Singh Garhi today called on former chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Patron Parkash Singh Badal and expressed anguish at the manner in which the Congress party had taken the State back even as he urged the veteran leader to guide the SAD-BSP alliance in framing a pro-people agenda for the forthcoming 2022 assembly election.
The BSP leader, who was accompanied by party general secretary Dr Nashattar Pal, met the former chief minister at his residence in Badal village. Senior SAD leaders including Kanwarjit Singh Barkandi and Harpreet Singh were also present on the occasion.
Giving details of the meeting, Mr Jasbir Garhi said he had come to take the blessings of Mr Parkash Singh Badal besides learning from his vast experience in public life. Describing Mr Badal as one of the tallest leaders of the country, the BSP leader said “we are keen to take Mr Badal’s feedback on the key issues to be taken up for resolution in the next SAD-BSP government”.
Mr Garhi said the former chief minister disclosed that health and education had deteriorated during Congress tenure and it was of utmost importance to give a push to both sectors in the next alliance government. “Besides this Badal Sahab agreed with us that the State must take responsibility for creating employment opportunities for youth”. He said discussions were also held on ways and means to improve the soil, water and air health in the State.
The BSP leadership assured the former chief minister that the next alliance government in Punjab would follow the pro-people policies of the erstwhile SAD government led by Mr Badal.
The BSP leaders said they were also committed to peace and communal harmony, which had been the cornerstone of the Parkash Singh Badal led governments in the past. “We will ensure brotherhood amongst all sections of society at all costs”, they added.