Sukkhbir demands probe into AAP’s source of funding


Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today demanded a probe by central agencies into the source of funding of Aam Aadmi Party as he accused it of “hobnobbing with radical elements”.

Interacting with reporters here on the sidelines of the second day of his Sangat Darshan, Badal slammed AAP for its alleged links and hobnobbing with radical elements.

“Its source of funding need to be probed by the central government,” he said, adding that AAP – a “rabidly anti-Punjab party” – would meet the same fate as People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) met in the last assembly polls.

Badal castigated AAP saying the party was a “conglomerate of outsiders” who neither had any understanding of the culture and the traditions in Punjab nor any connect with its roots.

He said AAP is plagued “bitter internal feuds” and therefore cannot compete with the SAD-BJP alliance.

Badal also slammed Congress and termed it a party without any progress-centric agenda.

“PPCC chief Capt Amarinder Singh cannot list even a single developmental work he has done as chief minister,” he said, adding “Congress is no match for SAD-BJP either.”

Earlier, addressing the people, the deputy chief minister reaffirmed that the SAD-BJP government would never deviate from the commitment it made to the people of Punjab to ensure continuous ascendancy of state on economic, social and other parameters of development.

Badal said it was only the SAD-BJP government under the leadership of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal which worked for the development of the state and initiated measures aimed at welfare of all the sections of the society.

He assured that the Kandi canal would be completed soon at a cost of Rs 540.24 crore and announced that Rs 50 crore would be spent on ensuring water supply for Balachaur region.

Badal disbursed grants amounting to Rs 22 crore during his two-day Sangat Darshan programme.