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Punjab will get more funds if Modi becomes PM, says Badal

Says, BJP leadership, especially Modi has a 'pro-Punjab' stance

Press Trust of India  |  Dhuri, Punjab 

Narendra Modi
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Chief Minister today said that the state would get more funds and centrally-sponsored projects for its overall development if BJP's Modi became Prime Minister after the upcoming General Elections.

The entire leadership and Chief Minister Modi especially, had a "pro-stance which would help the state usher in an era of unprecedented development," Badal said at a function here.

Urging people to ensure that the SAD-alliance swept all the 13 seats in the state, Badal said, "The need of the hour is to show the door at the Centre."

Badal has often accused successive governments at the Centre of meting out step-motherly treatment to

Lashing out at the Congress-led government, Badal said that under it, the country was grappling with a large number of problems like unemployment, illiteracy and poverty.

Skyrocketing prices of essential commodities coupled with the "regressive policies" of the Centre was now adding to the woes of the people, he alleged.

Taking a dig at the state leadership, Badal alleged that bereft of any issue against the SAD-government, the Opposition party's leaders had unleashed a malicious campaign regarding Punjab's financial position.

He reiterated that the fiscal condition of the state was sound enough to meet the day-to-day expenses of the government.

First Published: Sat, September 21 2013. 17:20 IST