Sukhbir appeal for strengthening democracy, social welfare
Chandigarh May 18 – Shriomani AKali Dal president Sukhbir SIngh Badal
today appealed to the people to turn out in large numbers to exercise
their right to franchise peacefully in order to strengthen
democracy, peace and communal harmony in the state and the country, so
that the the journey on the path of development , social welfare and
prosperity could continue uninterrupted.
In a statement here, Mr Badal said that the political parties should
practice issue-based politics devoted to the service of the people
and refrain from false propaganda aimed at exploitation of people’s
sentiments for political gains.”
The Akali president said that social welfare policies such as food
and other subsidies , pensions and scholarships, especially for poor
SC students, must never be discontinued as there are large segments
of population in our country who need governmental support. All
political parties should rise above other divisions and ensure that
welfare schemes and development activity in the state is not disrupted
on any excuse.”
Mr Badal also said that India wants peace with its neighbors and
only strong and decisive leadership at the helm of the affairs in the
country because only a strong leader can ensure peace on the borders.
No one messes with a country whose leader is decisive and clear headed.