Jalandhar: Taking serious note of people facing problems due to shortage of drinking water as result of non-payment of electricity bills by Nagar Councils and Panchayats in Punjab, Aam Aadmi Party warned to take action against the presidents and office bearers for failing in fulfilling their duties.
AAP leader H S Phoolka said that it is the failure of Nagar Councils and Panchayats that they have fell short of providing basic facilities like drinking water to the people. He termed it as an ‘inhuman approach’ as the money was collected from the residents but it was misused by the concerned people.
Phoolka said that as per the reports from all over the state, hundreds of cases like this were reported where people are deprived of the basic facility of drinking water due to the negligence of officers and politicians.
He warned them to pay the bills or be ready to face the heat. He said that the responsible representatives will be disqualified and criminal cases will be registered against them. These people will not be permitted to contest elections further.
AAP leader Dr Amamrjeet Thind said that more than 50 villages are suffering as the electricity department has disconnected the electricity connections of water works because of non-payment of bills in Jalandhar.
Speaking on SYL issue, Phoolka said that SAD-BJP and Congress have used the issue for getting political mileage out of it. He said that Punjab has no surplus water and no question arises of giving water to Haryana.
As per the 2002 plan drafted by centre government, Haryana must get water from ‘Sharda-Yamuna’ link canal.
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