New Delhi, January 9: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released the Congress election manifesto for Punjab in New Delhi today.
The top state leaders including Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh and Rajinder Bhattal, the chairperson of the manifesto drafting panel of Punjab Congress were also present.
Accusing Akali Dal-BJP government for “unprecedented mismanagement” of Punjab, the senior Congress leader urged voters to return the Congress Party to power in the state.
Despite the damage being caused to the Punjab by the previous government in the last 10 years, Congress Party is ready with the blue print to tackle the problems in the state, said Singh.
“Punjab has tremendous all-round potential but it has not been exploited because of mismanagement by the SAD-BJP government in the last 10 years,” Manmohan Singh said while releasing the party manifesto for the February 4 Punjab assembly polls here at the Congress headquarters.
“This manifesto is a visionary document which promises to the people of Punjab that we will undo the damage done by the government in the last 10 years,” he added.
“It points to the tremendous potential of Punjab in agriculture, manufacturing, services, infrastructure.”
Dr Singh described the Congress Chief Ministerial nominee Amarinder Singh as a visionary leader and said the state needs a government under his leadership to develop and progress.
Drugs is the first thing we will attack and in 4 weeks we will end this drug menace in Punjab: Capt Amarinder Singh, Cong pic.twitter.com/i3eG26J2aM
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State unit vice-president Manpreet Badal, who was chairman of the manifesto drafting committee, simultaneously released the document in Chandigarh with senior Punjab leaders such as ex-CLP leader Sunil Jakhar, former minister Preneet Kaur and Lok Sabha MP Santokh Choudhry doing district level releases at Patiala, Bathinda and Jalandhar respectively.