Sukhbir urges Punjabis worldwide to counter forces defaming state

Chandigarh Feb 6 - Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today urges Punjabis worldwide to rise above petty interests and counter the forces indulging in defaming and denigrating the image of state.

During a 90 minute presentation in the people’s court at New Delhi today, Mr. Badal informed the opinion makers in the capital about the progress and development projects implemented by the Punjab government on this front as well as unmasking the conspiracy of vested interests, who want to make political capital by slandering the State only to score brownie points in the media.

Mr. Badal informed that during Congress regime from 2002 to 2007, the gross VAT collection was Rs 19,960 crore, which witnessed a significant increase to Rs 44,209 crore in SAD-BJP alliance rule from 2007-12 with further increase in the existing rule of alliance to Rs. 62,706 crore till date.

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