Chandigarh, December 17
Punjab Industry Minister Sunder Shyam Arora on Tuesday lashed out at Lok Insaf Party (LIP) chief Simarjit Bains for trying to spread malicious propaganda against the government over its decision to create land banks in rural areas for industrial development.
In a scathing attack on Bains, the Minister lambasted him and his LIP, for spreading misinformation over the government’s decision to amend the Punjab Village Common Land (Regulation) Rules, 1964.
Terming the protest planned by LIP over the issue as a political stunt, aimed at wooing the people of Punjab, Arora said Bains was indulging in total falsehood and fabrications to mislead them. It was nothing but a mischievous attempt by LIP to gain some foothold in the state’s political arena, in which the party had absolutely no presence or support, he added.
The LIP had no interest in the development of the state, of which industrial growth was a critical component, said the Minister. “Punjab needs progress, our youth need jobs. But all that Bains is interested in, is promoting his own fagging political career,” said Arora, cautioning the people against being misled by the deceitful claims and charges of leaders like these, who had no interest whatsoever in nurturing the state’s growth and development.
Arora warned Bains against continuing to indulge in such malicious propaganda, as the people were no longer ready to be taken in by such puffery.