Jalalabad, (Punjab), [India], Jan. 28 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addressing a rally in Punjab's Jalalabad constituency on Saturday described Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president and Punjab's Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal as a symbol of corruption.
"On the one side, there is the Akali Dal, and on the other, is Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji. Modi ji comes and says he is fighting against corruption. Most of the corruption takes place in one state of the country, and if there is a name for that corruption, it is Sukhbir Badal," Gandhi said.
"Congress does not make false promises. We promised a National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) with food security and we fulfilled everything.
The Atta-Dal scheme that the Akali Dal is running, is a scheme of the Congress and was devised by Dr. Manmohan Singh our former Prime Minister," he added. He said the Congress will introduce tough anti-drugs laws if voted to power. All those ruining the state with drugs will be jailed when the Congress comes to power, he added. "The Badal family has ruined industry because only they can run businesses in the state. In every industry or business, there is some share of the Badals," Gandhi added. Rahul Gandhi was accompanied by Congress chief ministerial candidate Amarinder Singh and recent entrant Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Punjab goes to polls on February 4..