Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Sunday lambasted SAD president Sukhbir Badal for trying to mislead the people of Punjab with his false statements on the state’s financial situation.

If the Badals had managed to generate some funds it was by mortgaging the state’s assets and not through fiscal management and revenue accretion, he said. “ They sold out Punjab and its interests in every possible way, leaving behind a trail of devastation, capped by Rs. 2.08 lakh crore debt burden,” said Manpreet.

On the tag of ‘duplicate Badal’ given to him by Sukhbir, Manpreet said Sukhbir did not own the ‘Badal’ name, though he and his family were responsible for making it synonymous with all bad things in Punjab.