IEP Chandigarh, July 27
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday assailed the former Finance Minister Manpreet Badal and said that he was fully aware of the theatricals, couplets and self proclaimed honesty of the BJP leader. In a statement, the Chief Minister said that entire Punjab is well aware of misdeeds of the former Minister. He said that Manpreet Badal who had remained Finance Minister of state for fairly long period is hand in glove with the elements who ruined the state. Bhagwant Mann said that the coffers of state were empty for welfare of people during his stint but the brazen loot of public money was allowed. The Chief Minister said that the Finances of the state were used as per the whims and fancies of the former Minister without bothering about the well being of masses. Bhagwant Mann categorically said that he is well aware of the tantrums of former Minister to drive his own vehicle and pay the toll tax whereas the reality was far away from this. He said that the state government has full record pertaining to every fruit produced in the lavish Orchards of the former Minister.