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Old 27-Apr-2011
Sukhbir says centre not doing enough to check racial attacks

Bathinda April 27:

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal accused the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre of being insensitive towards the increasing racial attacks on Sikhs abroad.

Sukhbir, who was here to oversee wheat procurement and the progress in the laying of water and drain pipes in rural areas, said the Centre had failed to effectively take up the issue of racial attacks with the concerned countries. He said that India should learn a lesson from the US that had got its diplomat Raymond Davis released despite the fact that he was accused of murdering two Pakistanis.

The response of the Centre towards the spate of racial attacks on Punjabis in Australia and elsewhere was very poor, he said. Sukhbir accused the UPA government of taking action against corrupt ministers and officials only on the intervention of courts. He lashed out at the PPCC chief and former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh for spreading “false propaganda” regarding the financial position of Punjab in a bid to “mislead” the people.

“The financial position of the state has improved under the SAD-BJP government due to effective enforcement of financial discipline and decline in the debt ratio. The debt figures will further decline when the Centre repays Punjab the money it is spending on procurement of grain this season,” the Deputy CM said. He said Punjab had fixed the target of generating about 400 mw of electricity out of agriculture waste.

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