ADAMPUR (Jalandhar): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh today expressed grave concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.
Addressing a well attended public meeting in support of the BJP candidate for Jalandhar parliamentary by-election, Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal here today, Capt Amarinder said, if the situation continued like this, nobody will come to invest in Punjab which will badly hit the state’s economy.
The former Chief Minister pointed out how murders were taking place in Punjab with criminals having no fear of law, while the dreaded gangsters were ruling the roost from the jails and even giving interviews to the media.
He said, the youth of the state were already migrating out of the country as they do not see any future here. He asked the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to address these pressing issues the state was faced with.
The former Chief Minister also expressed concern over the prevalence of drugs in the state and blamed the Aam Aadmi Party government for its failure to curb this menace.
Making a fervent appeal to people to vote for the BJP candidate Atwal, he said, the party (the BJP) had proved its capabilities both at the domestic and the international fronts.
Besides, he added, country’s economy was doing the best under the Prime Ministership of Narendra Modi. He pointed out, world economy including that of the United States and Europe was in doldrums, while India remained stable and strong.
He said, in Punjab also people were looking forward to vote and support the BJP as wherever the BJP was in power, there was peace, progress and prosperity. He said, he could feel great enthusiasm among the people as they greatly admired the Prime Minister Modi.