Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today alleged that Congress led UPA government is misusing CBI against its allies for staying in power.
While addressing mediapersons at the inauguration of Rs. 30 Crore Railway over-Bridge and laying foundation stone Sadr Police Station, Badal while referring to recent raids on DMK chief’s son MK Stalin, alleged that to keep their flock together Congress is misusing CBI and said that such dirty tricks by the ruling party has reinforced the demand of the people to give total autonomy to CBI.
“UPA is on ventilator and the government has activated its dirty tricks department to lash its allies into submission by launching raids against them and then disowning any responsibility for that. UPA is using carrot and stick policy to force Mulayam and Maya to continue their support to this tottering government,” Badal said.
Sukhbir further stated that raids on Stallin on a flimsy issue of illegal car import were just a subtle message to Mulayam and Maya, sitting on fence, to fall in line or face similar vindictive actions.
“NDA had been advocating total autonomy to Central Bureau of Investigation so that it was not used as a political tool by the ruling party but Congress Party was dragging its feet on this issue. The days of congress led UPA Government are numbered and it can not survive in the office for long by such dirty tricks,” said Badal.
He said that SAD-BJP Government was bringing out a holistic Legislation to regularize all illegal colonies in the state and praised Punjab Budget-2013 for focusing on the development of poor and unprivileged sections of the society by launching unique health insurance scheme besides ensuring quality education for poor children and girls opting for professional courses. He added that the government has decided to start a health insurance scheme for 15.4 lac poor families availing Atta-Dal scheme through which they can avail free treatment up to Rs. 30,000 in any private hospital too. He said that Bhai Ghaniya Insurance Scheme providing medical cover up to Rs.1.5 lac was also being extended to each resident of the state at a symbolic premium of Rs.100 per month.