Monday, August 11, 2014

Give Modi time to prove sincerity towards Punjab: Badal

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has sought "some more time" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prove his sincerity towards Punjab and its people. "It is too early to assess the performance of Modi and his government, and pass judgment vis-a-vis Punjab," he said while talking to the media after addressing the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) political conference at the annual Rakhar Punia fair here on Sunday. \r\n\r\nHe said the formation of the "friendly" NDA government had come as a relief for Punjab, "which suffered a great deal as a result of the step-motherly treatment meted out by the UPA in the last 10 years". \r\n\r\n"In fact, since 1947, Punjab has suffered economically, politically and even religiously due to interference in Sikh religious affairs under the Congre

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