A stable government at the helm of affairs in Punjab after February 20 assembly elections is the key to tackle manifold challenges on several fronts facing the border state.
Making this point during Editor’s Roundtable discussion at Newsmobile, Founder and Editor-in-Chief Saurabh Shukla said that Punjab being a border state faces challenges like tackling the scourge of terroism, menace of drugs among the youth and all round development.
“A stable government will be able to meet these challenges ably,” he said. Mr Shukla added that Punjabis have a large footprint globally and are industrious.
Punjab being granary of the country and issues pertaining to farmers always getting dominance, Consulting Editor Vinay Kumar felt that last year’s protest of the farmers against the three controversial farm laws would find a resonance in the assembly elections.
He said that the recent entrant Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) may spring a surprise and improve its tally of 20 seats which it won in 2017 elections and pose a serious challenge to the ruling Congress.