How to build a new Punjab and restore its economic standing4 min read 07 Apr 2022, 10:43 PM IST
The state’s economy needs a transformative strategy of development that revives agriculture and promotes industrialization
The outcome of the assembly elections in Punjab last month is a radical departure from the past. The ballot box unleashed a metaphorical bloodbath. Heads rolled—as former chief ministers Amarinder Singh and Prakash Singh Badal, incumbent Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, Congress leaders Navjot Sidhu and Manpreet Badal, Akali leaders Bikram Majithia and Sukhbir Badal—were all vanquished by unknown new entrants to politics. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), with just over two-fifths of the popular vote, captured an overwhelming majority with almost four-fifths of assembly seats.
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