Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday urged the people to vote judiciously to rid the nation of the “anti-democratic forces” which, he said, “were mercilessly destroying the Constitutional fabric of India”.
The Chief Minister said that Lok Sabha elections due in a few weeks from now would give people the “chance to save ourselves from these anti-people forces that were ruling the country”.
“The Constitution, which forms the bedrock of our systems and ideologies, itself has been endangered through brazen violation of its rules by the incumbent BJP-led government at the Centre. The very fibre of our democratic ethos has been stretched to a breaking point,” Amarinder told media in Patiala city, 80 km from here, on Saturday after the 70th Republic Day celebrations.
“It is up to the people to save themselves and the country from the divisive and destructive policies of the Central government by bringing in the much-needed political change in the system,” he said.
Earlier, addressing the people at the R-Day event, the Chief Minister vowed to restore Punjab to its Number 1 position in the country.