Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday said Badals have already smelt defeat in the 2017 Assembly polls due to the "anti-people" decisions of the SAD-BJP government.
The party also accused the Badals (Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal) being involved in the "loot" of state exchequer by keeping the interests of state-owned transport corporation at stake and giving more time and route to bus company owned by them.
Addressing a press conference here today, Delhi MLA and co-incharge of AAP's affair in Punjab, Jarnail Singh, newly appointed Secretary Gulshan Chhabra, Head of the party's NRI wing Jagtar Singh Sanghera and member of the Punjab Dialogue team Chander Suta Dogra made attacked the Badal government.
"It seems that Badals have already smelt their defeat in the upcoming assembly polls, thus they have indulged in the loot of state exchequer by keeping the interests of state- owned transport at stake and giving more time and routes to their own luxury buses.
"Now share of Badal family in the private public transport has increased to 60 per cent and direct benefits were being extended to Badals owned buses by putting State owned buses into losses," Jarnail Singh said.
Member of the Punjab Dialogue, Chander Suta Dogra alleged that Akali leaders, especially who directly belong to Badal family are deliberately allowing massive power theft in their constituencies.
As a result, industrialists and other power consumers were forced to cough high rate of power to compensate the theft of power by Akalis, she added.
Head of AAP NRI Wing, Jagtar Singh Sanghera condemned the decision of state government to stop the allowances to the pensioners who have settled abroad after their retirement.
"The decision was an attempt to take revenge from NRIs, as majority of them extended their support to AAP," Sanghera said.
AAP leaders said once voted to power, AAP would reverse this decision to ensure all due benefits to pensioners.