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Congress will bring bill to save Punjab's water: Amarinder Singh

Punjab Congress Chief Amarinder Singh Said On Saturday A New Legislation Will Be Brought In The Assembly To Save State's Waters And To Waive Off Property Tax Charges For Those With Income Up To Rs 2.5 Lakh

PTI | Updated on: 04 Jan 2017, 02:36:56 PM
A file photo of Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh.


Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh said on Saturday a new legislation will be brought in the assembly to save state's waters and to waive off property tax charges for those with income up to Rs 2.5 lakh, if the Congress comes to power in the state.

Accusing Badals of "failing" to protect the interests of Punjab on the Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) issue, Amarinder said, "we have to teach them a lesson while alleging that Badal government had "looted" the state for the past 10 years.

Amarinder promised to waive off property tax charges for those with income up to Rs 2.5 lakhs and substantially lower the same for other sections of the society once in power.

He assured the people that free power subsidy in the state would continue and the 'Atta-Dal' scheme currently in place will be further expanded to include tea and sugar.

Addressing a rally in Barnala to mark the 10th anniversary celebrations of the formation of the Barnala district, Amarinder alleged "there's something wrong with their (Badals) blood. They are all liars and looters, who have been plundering Punjab day in and day out for the past 10 years."

Amarinder said no effort would be spared to bring the Akali leaders to book.

Referring to the transport mafia allegedly being run by the Badals, along with cable, sand and other mafias, the Punjab Congress leader asserted that his government would snatch the transport network from them and hand it over to the unemployed youth of the state.

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First Published : 19 Nov 2016, 08:37:00 PM