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Akalis, Cong patronised gangsters, I will end the menace: CM

Addressing a roadshow at Dirba in Sangrur during the Aam Aadmi Party’s campaign for Lok Sabha by-poll for Sangrur constituency, the Mann said those who are responsible for introducing gangster culture in the state are today making hue and cry over it.

SNS | Chandigarh |

Accusing the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) of patronising ‘notorious criminals’ and mafia during their regimes, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, on Friday, vowed to make Punjab free from gangsters.

Addressing a roadshow at Dirba in Sangrur during the Aam Aadmi Party’s campaign for Lok Sabha by-poll for Sangrur constituency, the Mann said those who are responsible for introducing gangster culture in the state are today making hue and cry over it.

He said everyone knows who was in power in the state when gangsters patronised and used to fulfill vested political interests. “I haven’t brought gangsters with me, but I assure you that I will end them by all means,” asserted Mann.

The CM further said that the Opposition parties are not able to digest the pro-people policies of the AAP Government. He claimed the works that couldn’t be done in 75 years have been accomplished in three months.

Taking a dig at BJP candidate Kewal Singh Dhillon, Mann said he shifted his alliance ahead of polls to get political mileage as he doesn’t have a stand. The SAD is seeking votes by playing ‘Panthic card’ despite the fact that SAD chief Sukhbir Badal and her wife Harsimrat Kaur Badal did not do anything for the release of imprisoned Sikhs as sitting Members of Parliament (MPs).

He slammed SAD (Amritsar) candidate Simranjit Singh Mann for advocating violence and blamed Congress for shielding corrupt leaders and the mafia.

“People of Sangrur showered love on me and made me CM of Punjab. I am the voice of people and each action of mine is meant for the development of the state,” he said while thanking people for electing 92 AAP MLAs, giving a thumping majority to the party in the state.

Canvassing for AAP candidate Gurmail Singh in the Sangrur Lok Sabha by-poll for the second consecutive day at Dirba, Mann carried out road shows in Dirba, Khanauri, Lehra, Chhajli, Jakhepal, Cheema, Longowal, and Sunam areas and appealed to people to elect Gurmail from the constituency.