“On the one hand, people are facing problems of price rise and unemployment, on the other, the present government which has been in power for the last seven and a half years, rather than admitting their mistakes and making amends, is still blaming first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru for being responsible for people’s problems,” Singh said in a video message in Punjabi.
The Congress played the message at a press conference in Chandigarh.
“A few days ago, in the name of the prime minister’s security, an attempt was made to defame Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and the people of the state,” he said, referring to Modi’s convoy being stuck on a flyover in Ferozepur during the prime minister’s visit to the state. “During the farmers’ agitation, too, an attempt was made to defame Punjab and Punjabiyat,” he said. The world salutes the bravery, patriotism and sacrifice of Punjabis, but the NDA government did not talk about any of this, Singh said.
“As a true Indian hailing from Punjab, all these things deeply hurt me,” he said.