Cong wipeout inevitable: Parkash Singh Badal
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The historical fair held at Chhapar in the honour of Guga Pir, who as per folklores held a special charm over all snakes, witnessed the SAD holding a massive rally on Sunday.
Lashing out at the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said the economic reforms unfurled by it were against the interest of the common man.
"The complete wipeout of the UPA in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections is imminent. NDA will form a government and just as Mamata Banerjee has left the UPA, one by one, all UPA allies will desert it. The UPA will suffer for its anti-poor policies. Economic reforms do not mean that the poor get to bear all the burnt," said Badal.
"When we come in power in the Centre, we will ensure that the federal structure is strengthened, as this is the only way through which states can progress. At present, the Centre takes away too much from us and gives us very little. In turn, we are forced to look towards the Centre for even smallest of works," he added.
"Let this be clear to all that the SAD is and will always remain a part of the NDA. We are not leaving the NDA for any third front," said Badal. However, senior Akali leader Balwant Singh Ramoowalia went ahead and praised Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, who was recently in Chandigarh to meet the chief minister and his son, sparking rumours of the SAD considering joining a third front.
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