Cong flays Punjab BJP chief’s comment on Amarinder


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Chandigarh October 30:

Former Punjab Planning Board deputy chairman RR Bhardwaj and AICC member Arvind Khanna claimed Punjab BJP president Ashwani Kumar’s statement, alleging the functioning of newly appointed state Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh was “dictatorial and autocratic”, was devoid of facts and aimed at misleading people of the state.

In a statement here, both leaders said Capt Amarinder had in his very first statement after taking over as the PPCC president had clarified that he would fight to get justice for 20,000 Congress workers who had been falsely implicated in false cases. Bhardwaj and Khanna claimed Capt Amarinder during his earlier stint as the Chief Minister worked democratically by decentralising power instead of the current system of governance under, which the entire power was concentrated in the hands of the ruling Badal family.

They reminded the BJP president that implementation of the District Planning Committee Act, 2005, introduction of Rs 1,100 crore Punjab Nirmal Programme through panchayats and setting up of the state commission for the scheduled castes and farmers had all been done by the Capt Amarinder Singh’s government.