Amarinder accuses badal govt of illegali
AMARINDER ACCUSES BADAL GOVT OF ILLEGALITIES
Chandigarh October 10:
The former Punjab Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh, has accused the Akali-BJP government led by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal of gross illegality in selling off public assets worth Rs.3200 crore and using the money arbitrarily on various projects and works.
Captain Singh said he was recording “all the illegal activities” and once the Congress returned to power in the State, the decision-makers of the present government would be held accountable for their unlawful acts.
He explained that money generated from the sale of public assets should be deposited in the State treasury and can be used only after the Legislature votes on the relevant budgetary allocations. He said Mr. Badal, during his present tenure, had gone on a spree of selling public property and distributing largesse.
Accusing Mr. Badal of making “baseless allegations” against him, Captain Singh said most of the projects, including the Mohali International Airport, Bathinda Oil refinery, power projects at Lehra Mohabbat and Goindwal Sahib as well as augmentation of the road infrastructure and water supply, were conceived by previous Congress governments.
He appealed to investors to set up more projects in Punjab and generate an atmosphere conducive for all-round growth. He said unlike the present regime, the next Congress government would honour all commitments made by the present dispensation. He advised the Badal government to follow the Centre in fulfilling its responsibility towards the less privileged of society.