Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday said it was unfortunate that Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had put his holiday in the hills before Punjab and Punjabis as he was yet to visit Punjab or even his home constituency of Patiala after taking oath of office.In a statement here, party MP and Secretary General Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa said that an impression had been created that Capt Amarinder had chosen to escape the summer heat as usual little caring that now he was chief minister of the state and not an opposition MLA or MP. Dhindsa said though it was truly hot, people’s representatives were supposed to be with them and not making excuses to keep away. “Farmers are sweating it out without powder due to frequent power cuts,” he stated. He said Amarinder was needed in mandis during the wheat harvesting season so that officers and procurement agencies remained on their toes and ensured there was no slackness in procurement or payment of dues to farmers.Similarly, the SAD leader said field visits by the chief minister would have toned up the administration and made it more responsive to the people. He said Punjabis were curious why their chief minister was keeping away from them. He said besides failing to visit any part of Punjab since the last 45 days, the chief minister had failed to interact with his electorate in his home constituency of Patiala.Stating that this attitude did not augur well for Punjab, Dhindsa said the chief minister should have been with the people at Talwandi Sabo during the Baisakhi celebrations. He said similarly the CM should have participated in the commemorative function on the martyrdom of Shaheed Bhagat Singh on March 23. “Captain has also failed to pay obeisance at Harmandir Sahib and Durgiana Mandir since taking over the reins of the state”, he added.
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