Shutrana: Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur has flayed the state government for its financial mismanagement. She said the condition of Punjab has deteriorated so much that it cannot run without the Centre’s aid.

Addressing a rally at Shutrana assembly constituency on Saturday, she cited Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s report and added that Punjab has been included into the list of three most backward states.

She said, “If the Punjab government doesn’t want the Centre’s fund then why did Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal take all the credit by giving bicycles and ambulance by pasting his own photo on it.”

She flayed the Chief Minister for creating mis-understanding among Punjabi community in the state.

The MP from Patiala said, “Even if the SAD-BJP-led state government conducts rallies, it won’t bear any fruitful results as people are well aware of their motives.”

JPN/Bureau