We will undo damage done to Punjab economy: Manmohan Singh

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh releases Congress manifesto for Punjab election, says the people of Punjab need a better tomorrow

GN Bureau | January 9, 2017


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“This election manifesto is a forward looking visionary document, which promises the people that we will undo the damage done to the Punjab economy by the state government in the last ten years,” said former prime minister Manmohan Singh as he released the Congress manifesto for the forthcoming Punjab elections on Monday.

 
He said that the fiscal situation in Punjab under the SAD-BJP government has been mismanaged in a manner which is unprecedented. Captain Amarinder Singh’s “government will undo all this damage & set a new pathway for a better tomorrow which will see that people will have  a higher per-capita Income, better distribution of Income, better employment prospects & better infrastructure”.
 
Manmohan Singh said that Punjab is a state with tremendous unexploited potential. This potential has not been exploited because of mismanagement.
 
“Earlier also Punjab was a victim of terrorism. And it has inflicted great deal of damage on the economy & polity of Punjab,” he added.
 
The former prime minister said Punjab has tremendous potential in terms of agriculture, manufacturing, services, infrastructure, social services. “In all these areas the present set up has not been able to make adequate use of the potential that exists in Punjab,” he said.
“The challenge before Punjab is to rise above all this din & recognize that the people of Punjab need a better tomorrow.”
 
Manmohan Singh released the Congress poll manifesto for Punjab in the presence of Congress leaders Ambika Soni and Randeep S. Surjewala.
 
Assembly election will take place in Punjab on February 4.

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