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Cong govt failed to fulfill key poll promises in 1st 6 months:

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Launching a scathing attack against the Congress-led government, which completed six months in office today, the BJP's state unit criticised it for allegedly failing to fulfill its key poll promises.

The claimed that several sections of the society, including farmers, and women were feeling "cheated" during the rule.

"Full loan wavier for farmers, eradication of drug problem within a month, job for a member in each household, Rs 2,500 unemployment allowance and smartphones for the youth, Rs 1,500 pension for the elderly - the made all sorts of promises in the run up to the Assembly polls to come to power," it said.

"Even after completing six months in office, these promises are yet to be fulfilled," vice-president Harjit Singh Grewal and party secretary Vineet Joshi alleged here today.

"Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's six months in office have been that of betrayal, shattered dreams and false hope... During these 180 days if Captain (Amarinder) and his ministers have achieved something, it is indulging in political vendetta and beating up their opponents," they claimed.

Lashing out at the state for allegedly failing to implement the much-publicised farm loan waiver, the state leaders alleged, "Farmers of Punjab have lost all hope from the Several debt-ridden farmers have committed suicide during Amaridner's rule."

They also alleged that the state has "delayed" disbursement of salaries to its employees and social security benefits to the people.

"After coming into power, all developmental works initiated by the previous Akali-BJP government were stopped mid-way and the money allocated was recalled," the Punjab BJP leaders alleged.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 19:08 IST