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Majithia targets Cong, AAP for 'anti-Punjab' approach

Press Trust of India  |  Gurdaspur 

Revenue Minister Majithia today targeted the and (AAP) for their "anti-Punjab" approach.

"Both the and AAP has an anti-attitude," he said, while inaugurating the 4-km long bridge on river Beas at Dhanoa Pattan near here.

Branding AAP as "Ayash Aadmi Party", Majithia said the party leaders were facing trials in "corruption, criminal and molestation cases".

He said while Sucha Singh Chhotepur "was thrown out of the party on corruption charges", AAP ministers, MLAs and leaders in were still enjoying the "patronage" of party convenor and Chief Minister Kejriwal "despite facing trials in corruption and women harassment cases".

He alleged that the AAP has "played with" the religious and cultural values of and it was time that people "teach" it a lesson for "hurting" the sentiments of Sikhs and Punjabis.

Attacking Congress, Majithia said it is a "divided house" and bitter relations between MP Partap Singh Bajwa and Punjab chief were public.

He said the party is still in "Intensive Care Unit" due to "anti-people" measures in its earlier regime like "imposing electricity bills on farmers, stopping all facilities to the schedule casts, poor and traders".

The revenue minister claimed that it was only during the tenure of as Chief Minister that youth of the state was given government jobs whereas Congress put a "complete ban" on recruitments.

He said Congress should stop "day dreaming" to come into power in the state after 2017 assembly polls.

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First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 20:57 IST