Union Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Sunday blamed the Congress policies for militancy in Punjab during the 1980s and hit out at the party's state unit chief Amarinder Singh, terming his 2002-2007 chief ministerial tenure as the "most dishonest and corrupt"
"Nobody needs to be told how the five-year tenure of the Amarinder government was. Everybody knows that the Punjab government between 2002 and 2007, led by Amarinder Singh, was the most dishonest and corrupt," the Union Finance Minister said during an election rally here.
In Jalandhar central assembly constituency to canvass for BJP candidate Manoranjan Kalia, Jaitley said, "There was only one work done during the Amarinder government in Punjab -- How to take revenge from the rivals. His rule only had the politics of vendetta." The senior BJP leader also criticised the previous Congress governments and without naming it blamed its policies for the militancy phase which had rocked the state in the 1980s.