Jalandhar, October 30
SAD spokesman and Adampur MLA Pawan Kumar Tinu Monday challenged Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh led congress government to scrap the agreements done with private power companies during the previous SAD-BJP regime.Tinu cornered Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president and Gurdaspur MP Sunil Jakhar over statements that the current power hike done by the congress government in the state was because of the power agreements done by the then Akali government. “Jakhar is issuing baseless allegations against SAD-BJP alliance just t….The Akali leader said that Jakhar has been continuously claiming that congress would ensure a CBI or CAG investigation to probe the agreements with the private power companies. “Now, that Capt Amarinder Singh led congress government was in power for the last seven months, why don’t they scrap the contracts with the private power companies?” Tinu questioned.
Cornering the state government, Tinu said that the congress has proved a failure in leading the state and it was resorting to lame excuses. “The fact was that congress has failed in fulfilling any of the promises made to the public”, he added.Talking about the upcoming Municipal Corporation (MC) elections, the SAD spokesman said that congress was finding it hard to even pay salaries but it was doling out grants worth several crores to the cities for the sake of vote bank. “Capt Amarinder claimed Rs 346 crore grant for development of Jalandhar civic body whereas the entire fund was sanctioned by the centre government and the previous SAD-BJP government”, he said.
He mentioned that out of the Rs 346 crore grant, Rs 190 crore was meant for AMRUT Scheme, Rs 81 crore development works were going on and Rs 51 crore was meant for Smart City project. “Interestingly, an amount of Rs 25 crore was released eight months ago while congress has been in power for the last seven months”, Tinu added.Tinu also mentioned that the congress leaders were hounding the Akali workers. He brought along Hari Parkash Singh, the sarpanch of Bhatnura Lubana village and some Akali workers, who were being targeted by the congress workers. “The then SAD-BJP government had honoured Bhatnura Lubana village for best development works. However, now the congress workers have lodged a fake FIR against him on flimsy grounds but SAD would fight the congress tooth and nail”, he added.
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