Ludhiana: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday dubbed the reshuffle in the Union council of ministers as a "cosmetic face change exercise" and said it would hardly save Congress from decimation in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
"Inducting new faces in the government will hardly make any difference as countrymen are very well aware of UPA's anti-people policies. People were totally fed up," he said.

He said that rather than resorting to such tactics the Congress party must enact pro-people policies which could ensure the development and progress of the country.
Badal said had the Congress-led UPA taken solid steps to control rampant corruption there was no need for such an exercise.

Terming the reshuffle in Union Council of Ministers as a "face saving" exercise, Badal further said it is the "same old wine in new bottle" and would in no way improve the Congress' image.

"This exercise would prove futile. What the country needed at this crucial juncture was some revolutionary changes in policies in the interests of the common man and not political gimmicks or jugglery of sorts to befool the aam adami (common man)," Badal told reporters in Ludhiana.
He claimed the exercise would in no way improve the image of the Congress led UPA government.

"It is a face saving exercise, which is not going to help the Congress. It will hardly make any difference as writing is on the wall that the Congress would be routed out from the political map of the country in the next Lok Sabha elections," Badal said.


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