Manpreet Singh Badal is an Indian politician and leader of the Indian National Congress. He has been member of Punjab Legislative Assembly from 1995 to 2012 and served as a finance minister in the government of Parkash Singh Badal from 2007-2010.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, here on Monday, blamed the previous BJP-Akali Dal government for the state's poor finances. The Akalis were now shedding crocodile tears over the crisis, which they created, he added.
The Shirom Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday said Punjab government should first send its case seeking compensation by listing the damage incurred in the recent floods instead of "playing politics and trying to blame the Centre for its own failures."
Amid reports of skirmishes and snags in electronic voting machines (EVMs), nearly 57 per cent voting was recorded till 4 p.m. for Punjab's 13 Lok Sabha seats in the final phase of the general elections on Sunday, officials said.