Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday said the RBI report, which has put Punjab among three best investment destinations in India during 2012-13, should be an eye-opener for Congress.
“Congress should realise that Punjab has done it despite deliberate, adverse and ruinous policies of the UPA government against the state, such as denial of concessions granted to our neighbouring states and refusal of providing freight equalisation,” Badal said in a release.
Punjab finished ahead of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar and Bengal, to be one of the three most attractive investment destinations in the country, an official release said quoting figures released by the RBI.
The CM said, perfect law and order situation, an atmosphere of peace, ideal labour relations, infrastructure, improved power scenario and an investment-friendly industrial policy were some of the reasons behind this.
“Congress leaders see nothing of this and are busy trying to portray Punjab as the worst state in the country. They should now try and contradict the RBI report,” Badal said.