Only SAD can protect Punjab’s interests: Sukhbir

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Chandigarh:┬áThe “success” of SAD rally in Moga has once again demonstrated the conviction of the state’s people that only this party can safeguard the interests of Punjab, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal claimed here today.

He also claimed Punjab farmers will snub Congress, which has “conspired” to deprive the state of its river waters through Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal.

“The virtual sea of humanity that descended on the rally venue yesterday was a slap on face of those of who discriminated against and defamed Punjab,” Sukhbir said.

“Congress always compromised the interests of Punjab ever since independence while AAP is busy defaming Punjabis by dubbing them drug-addicts. In the process, both have harmed the state enormously,” he said.

Sukhbir said Punjabis are wise enough to see through their “Machiavellian conspiracies” and their “phony” agitations aimed at garnering support.

“It was not surprising that when Congress announced its rally and agitation on SYL canal issue at Abohar recently, only a few hundred people were attracted. Similarly, AAP had to abandon its morcha at Kapoori last month midway as response receded alarmingly,” Sukhbir claimed.

“People have no faith in Congress and AAP and are fed up with their theatrical protests sans conviction and sincerity.

“I have no doubt that given the massive turnout at the rally exhibiting endorsement and support for the incumbent government, the SAD-BJP combine will form the government for the third consecutive term after the election next year,” he claimed.

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